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Tree of Life

Israel Litwak

American Art

MEDIUM Crayon and graphite on paper coated with shellac
DATES 1938
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 34 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. (87 x 56.5 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Signed and dated in ball point pen lower right: "Isreal [sic] Litwak 1938"
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed in ball point pen lower left: "TREE OF LIFE"
CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Israel Litwak (American, 1867-1960). Tree of Life, 1938. Crayon and graphite on paper coated with shellac, Sheet: 34 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. (87 x 56.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 39.593. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.593_PS1.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 39.593_PS1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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RIGHTS STATEMENT © Estate of Israel Litwak
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