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Never Have So Many Owed So Much to So Few

Jay Darling

American Art

MEDIUM Ink over graphite on paper
DATES 1944
DIMENSIONS sheet: 28 5/8 x 22 11/16 in. (72.7 x 57.6 cm) image: 27 5/8 x 21 3/4 in. (70.2 x 55.2 cm)
MARKINGS Stamps on verso, lower left: "RECEIVED / JUNE 9 1944 / HAROLD J. BAILY [within ring of numbers 1-12]" and "HAROLD JAMES BAILY / COUNSELOR AT LAW / 32 LIBERTY STREET, NEW YORK"
SIGNATURE Signed lower right in ink: "Ding"
INSCRIPTIONS Inscribed in graphite, lower right of image, below signature: "May 30, '44" and, along bottom edge of sheet, "'NEVER DID SO MANY OWE SO MUCH TO [SO] FEW' (HOLD FOR MEMORIAL DAY)"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Harold J. Baily
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Loose strip of paper accompanying drawing with text written in ink, "'NEVER HAVE SO MANY OWED SO MUCH TO SO FEW'" appears to have been pasted over former title (see Inscriptions) at bottom edge of sheet
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