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Photograph of Ella Witter's cat Tuffy, circa 1950


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Title: Photograph of Ella Witter's cat Tuffy

Date: circa 1950

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 6 x 10 cm.

Description: Black and white photograph of a cat, Tuffy, lounging next to wrapped Christmas packages. Tuffy was given to Hans Hofmann by student Ella Witter,

Inscription verso (handwritten): I am four years old and weigh fourteen pounds. I love to play with Christmas packages. Ella said these look like overlapping planes. They'll get pretty dynamic by the time I get through with them. Hope you have a very purry Christmas too. I am yellow like a Tiger. Tuffy.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Hans Hofmann papers, circa 1904-2011

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Photograph of Ella Witter's cat Tuffy, circa 1950. Hans Hofmann papers, circa 1904-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 19056