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Alexander James Wall (1884-1944)

Alexander James Wall (1884-1944)
Title
Alexander James Wall (1884-1944)
Date 
1936
Medium 
Charcoal and black and white chalk on mauve paper, laid on board
Dimensions 
Overall: 24 1/2 x 19 5/8 in. ( 62.2 x 49.8 cm ) mat: 29 x 23 x 1 1/2 in. ( 73.7 x 58.4 x 3.8 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of Albert Rosenthal
Object Number 
1936.796
Inscriptions 
Inscribed and signed at middle right in graphite: "Alexander J. Wall, Esq. / Albert Rosenthal, / Fecit, 1936. / To the / New York Historical / Society."
Gallery Label 
A native of New York, the subject began his career as a librarian in 1898. In 1917 he became editor of the Society's "Quarterly Bulletin," a post he held until 1936, serving concurrently from 1921 to 1937 as librarian. In the latter year he was named director and also secretary to the board of trustees.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group