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Study sketches of John Daniel II, 1924

Walter, Valerie Harrisse, 1892-1984


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Title: Study sketches of John Daniel II

Date: 1924

Physical Details: 1 sketch : graphite ; 25 x 20 cm.

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

Creator: Walter, Valerie Harrisse, 1892-1984

Forms part of: Valerie Harrisse Walter papers, 1911-1979

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation Information: Valerie Harrisse Walter. Study sketches of John Daniel II, 1924. Valerie Harrisse Walter papers, 1911-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 15701