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Preliminary sketch for painting <em>American Venus</em>, 1942 January 26

Preliminary sketch for painting American Venus, 1942 January 26

Bunn, William E. L. (Edward Lewis), 1910-2009

Item Information

Title: Preliminary sketch for painting American Venus

Date: 1942 January 26

Physical Details: Sketch : 1 sheet : graphite ; 13 x 14 cm

Description: Handwritten note in ink on verso: Morning swim; evening swim; sketch began and done around 1:30 AM; Jan. 26, 1942

Shows a nude woman emerging from the Mississippi river, a riverboat behind her.

Creator: Bunn, William E. L. (Edward Lewis), 1910-2009

Forms part of: William E. L. Bunn papers, 1863-2009

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Preliminary sketch for painting American Venus, 1942 January 26. William E. L. Bunn papers, 1863-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 18267