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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)  (show scale)
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)"
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Harold J. Baily
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CAPTION Jay Darling (American, 1876-1962). Never Have So Many Owed So Much to So Few, 1944. Ink over graphite on paper, sheet: 28 5/8 x 22 11/16 in. (72.7 x 57.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Harold J. Baily, 67.62.10. © artist or artist's estate
IMAGE overall, CUR.67.62.10.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 4/17/2009
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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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Never Have So Many Owed So Much to So Few