Study for "Carmen Jones"

Object Number: 
2001.104
Date: 
1944
Medium: 
Watercolor and graphite on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 6 3/4 in. (12.7 x 17.1 cm)
Marks: 
Inscribed: Lower left in green watercolor: "[illegible]...Carmen Jones 'Happy Easter!' "
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed and signed at bottom in green watercolor: "[illegible]...Carmen Jones 'Happy Easter!' "
Description: 
A free study in reverse of dancing figures for the painting "Carmen Jones," based on the musical by Oscar Hammerstein the II, first performed in New York City in 1943.
Gallery Label: 
The drawing was a gift from the artist to Edward Dudley Hume Johnson for Easter. It is a study in reverse for the oil on canvas painting in the collection (2001.102). Another drawing of a single figure in the collection is also related to the painting (2001.103).
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Laurie Vance Johnson and Edward Dudley Hume Johnson
Provenance: 
Kleeman Galleries, New York City; Laurie Vance and E.D.H. Johnson, Princeton, New Jersey
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group