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Illustration of ladybug artist painting a portrait, 1917

Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970


Item Information

Title: Illustration of ladybug artist painting a portrait

Date: 1917

Physical Details: 1 drawing : ink ; 46 x 55 cm.

Description: Large scale illustration of a ladybug artist, named as Prof. Angelo Bug, Portrait Painter, painting a group portrait of other bugs and reptiles. Illustration likely drawn by Harrison Cady to be published as a comic in Life magazine.

Inscription (handwritten): 4 1/4

Inscription (typescript) on attachment on verso: Cady Jan 23, 1917; The artist: This is the last portrait group I'll ever undertake. Just as I begin the chameleon changes color, spots appear on the bull-frog, the tadpole sprouts a foot and the caterpillar throws out a set of wings.

Creator: Cady, Harrison, 1877-1970

Forms part of: Harrison Cady papers, 1902-2002

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Harrison Cady. Illustration of ladybug artist painting a portrait, 1917. Harrison Cady papers, 1902-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 21110