Profile Portrait of Ruth Draper (1884-1956); verso: sketch of a woman

Object Number: 
1990.1.88
Date: 
1929
Medium: 
Graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 3 5/16 in. ( 14.6 x 8.4 cm )
Marks: 
signature and date: lower left: "Wm HWalker / Jan 22/29" inscription: lower right: "RUTH / DRAPER"
Inscriptions: 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm H Walker / Jan 22/29"; at lower right: "RUTH DRAPER"
Description: 
Portrait
Gallery Label: 
Ruth Draper was an actress whose repertoire consisted of 36 original monologues, including 57 characters. She toured the United States from 1924 to 1928 and then spent 18 consecutive weeks at Comedy Theater, New York, from 1928 to 1929. She took her act around the world in the 1930s and 1940s.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group