Physical Details: Sketch : 1 item : graphite ; 25 x 20 cm.
Creator: Valerie Harrisse Walter (1892-1984), artist
Description: Three sketches of a gorilla named John Daniel II in varying positions, one of which is captioned "catch me!" On verso, sketches of people, including one of a couple captioned "the swan."
Date based on contemporary newspaper accounts.
Accompanying note in Walter papers (not scanned): Preliminary sketches of John Daniel II (Ringling Bros, first gorilla in captivity) done in his hotel suite in New York City; Fragil [sic], as it was rescued from one of the numerous fires
Forms part of: Valerie Harrisse Walter papers, [ca. 1920]-1979
Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined
Citation: Study sketches of John Daniel II, 1924. Valerie Harrisse Walter papers, [ca. 1920]-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Digital ID: 15701