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Don Quixote, before 1930
Ben Shahn

Watercolor on paper, Paper H: 12 9/16 in, Paper W: 9 5/8 in, Mat H: 20 in, Mat W: 16 in
Anonymous gift, 1940  40.345
Not On View
Primary Title Notes: Newark Museum catalogue, 1981
Inscriptions:
recto: l.r., black paint "Ben Shahn"; [non-extant, possibly a previous backing, verso: graphite "Don Quixote"]

Labels/Stamps:
Stamp on backing: "March 29 1930"; Labels on file: white paper, black, printed ink "1. DON QUIXOTE, pre 1930 / Lent by The Newark Museum."; white paper label, black printed ink, faded black ink stamp [exhibition schedule], turquoise blue handwritten ink "EXHIBITION: / BEN SHAHN RETROSPECTIVE / Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 7/31-9/10/67 / La Jolla Museum of Art, 10/5-11/12/67 / John Herron Museum of Art, 12/11/67-1/7/68 / Artist: Ben Shahn / Title: DON QUIXOTE / Lender: The Newark Museum / Loan # 1 ["1" in faded black marker] Box # 194-14 / SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART"; white paper label, printed blue ink with lettering left as exposed white, black typewritten ink information "CONTENTS - MERCHANDISE / POSTMASTER: THIS PARCEL MAY / BE OPENED FOR POSTAL INSPECTION / IF NECESSARY. / RETURN POSTAGE GUARANTEED / FROM Museum of Art / Ogunquit / Maine / TO Newark Museum / Newark 1 / New Jersey"; white paper label, black printed ink "Museum of Art of Ogunquit / LOAN"

Provenance: Anonymous private collector, New York, New York (see party record)
Exhibition History:
"Ben Shahn", Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1967

"Americans of Our Times, " Museum of Art, Ogunquit, Maine (June 27 - September 10, 1959).

"Ben Shahn", Downtown Gallery, January 17 - February 12, 1955

Keywords: Don Quixote, Male Figure, Horse, Sword, Shield, Watercolor, Painting