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A Caricature and Portrait of Osgood Perkins (1892-1937)

A Caricature and Portrait of Osgood Perkins (1892-1937)
Title
A Caricature and Portrait of Osgood Perkins (1892-1937)
Date 
1936
Medium 
Graphite on notepad paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 5 in. ( 17.8 x 12.7 cm )
Description 
Portrait
Credit Line 
Gift of the Family of William Henry Walker
Object Number 
1990.1.208
Marks 
signature, date and inscription: lower left: "WmHWalker / Feb 25/36 / Osgood Perkins"
Inscriptions 
Signed and inscribed at lower left in graphite: "Wm H Walker / Feb 25/36"; signed by sitter at lower left: "Osgood Perkins"
Gallery Label 
A film actor, Perkins appeared in about twenty movies, including "Scarface," "The President Vanishes," and "Gold Diggers of 1937."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group