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Self-Portrait

1958
John Graham (American (born in Russia (Poland)), 1886–1961)


Dimensions

Sheet: 42.5 x 34.9 cm (16 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.) Framed: 57.2 x 49.5 cm (22 1/2 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1999.589

Medium or Technique

Graphite, oil, ink, pastel, steel pen on architectural tracing paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

Recto u.r. in blue and black ink: "PINXIT / IN INFERNO / ICANNUS MAGUS / SANGERMANUS / ...."
Recto r.c. in graphite pencil: "999"
Verso u.l. in blue and black ink: "Ionus Magus / ....."
Verso u.l. in graphite pencil: "666"
Verso u.r. in graphite pencil: "999"
Verso r.c. in bluse and black ink: "PINXIT IN / INFERNO / LVIII"

Provenance

Estate of the artist; Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, 1967; purchased by Mrs. Susan W. Paine; gift to MFA, December 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Susan W. Paine