Donald Robert Perry Marquis (1878-1937)

Donald Robert Perry Marquis (1878-1937)
Title
Donald Robert Perry Marquis (1878-1937)
Date 
1937
Medium 
White painted plaster
Dimensions 
Overall: 18 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. ( 47.6 x 19 x 15.9 cm )
Description 
Death mask
Credit Line 
Gift of Mrs. Adolf Alexander Weinman
Object Number 
1953.33
Marks 
inscriptions: back of neck: "DON MARQUIS/1937"
Gallery Label 
Marquis, author and humorist, was born in Walnut, Illinois, the son of James S. and Virginia (Whitmore) Marquis. He first gained recognition in New York as a newspaper columnist writing for the New York Sun and the New York Tribune. Don Marquis, as he was known, was also the author of plays and short stories, although his more sober and serious efforts were never so successful or popular as his "mehitabel the cat" and "archy the cockroach" columns published in 1927 and 1950.
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Creative: Tronvig Group