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Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971); verso: partial sketch of same sitter with glasses

Object Number: 
1947.202
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Brown ink, watercolor, and touches of black ink on heavy paper; brown ink
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 22 1/2 in. ( 50.2 x 57.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: none
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
The theologian Reinhold Niebuhr received his B.D. degree from Yale Divinity School in 1914 and the following year was ordained a minister of the Evangelical Synod of North America. He joined the Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1928 and remained there until his retirement in 1960. Niebuhr is shown reading, seated at his desk in his study at Union Theological Seminary, in this sketch.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group