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Who's Singing Off Key?

Jay Darling

American Art

MEDIUM Ink over graphite on paper
DATES 1933
DIMENSIONS sheet: 28 11/16 x 22 5/8 in. (72.9 x 57.5 cm) image: 27 13/16 x 21 11/16 in. (70.6 x 55.1 cm)
MARKINGS On verso, top center, collector's inscription written in black pencil: "Property of / Harold J. Baily / 3434 Bedford Ave. / Brooklyn, N.Y." and "Rec'd / Nov. 17. 33 / Published on / Nov. 7. 33"
SIGNATURE Signed lower right in ink: "Ding"
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed in artist's hand, in ink at lower right: "To Bing Bailey [sic] / Faithfully -- IN-KAI -- / FROM J. N. Darling" Autographs of some of the figures inscribed below their image: "Alfred Smith," "Hugh Johnson," and "Eleanor Roosevelt [below Franklin Delano Roosevelt]" Title inscribed in graphite in top margin of sheet, "WHO'S SINGING OFF KEY?" and in ink in bottom margin of sheet (slight variation) "WHO' SINGING OFF KEY?"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Harold J. Baily
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Graphite sketch of Alfred Smith figure on verso
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
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