Who's Singing Off Key?
Ink over graphite on paper
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) (show scale)
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"
Signed lower right in ink: "Ding"
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?"
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Gift of Mrs. Harold J. Baily
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Jay Darling (American, 1876-1962). Who's Singing Off Key?, 1933. Ink over graphite on paper, sheet: 28 11/16 x 22 5/8 in. (72.9 x 57.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harold J. Baily, 67.62.9. © artist or artist's estate
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 4/17/2009
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Graphite sketch of Alfred Smith figure on verso
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