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"A Visit from St. Nicholas"
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Charcoal and black and white chalk on mauve paper, laid on board
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 )
Inscribed and signed at middle right in graphite: "Alexander J. Wall, Esq. / Albert Rosenthal, / Fecit, 1936. / To the / New York Historical / Society."
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.
Gift of Albert Rosenthal
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