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George Hubert Herbert (1872-1949)

George Hubert Herbert (1872-1949)
Title
George Hubert Herbert (1872-1949)
Date 
ca. 1915
Medium 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions 
Overall: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of the artist
Object Number 
1953.52
Marks 
signature: upper right: "DeWitt M. Lockman"
Gallery Label 
The subject, famous as Coco the Clown, was born in Calcutta, India, and began his circus career at the age of three. From the late 1870s until the early 1920s, when he retired, he was one of the most popular and famous performers under the Big Top. His home was in Jacksonville, Florida, and he became known as "the health and education clown" in the Florida public schools.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group