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Bathers Wrestling

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Bathers Wrestling

Artist: Boardman Robinson (American, 1876 - 1952)

Date: before 1928
Medium: Ink, wash and crayon on paper
Overall: 19 3/16 x 12 15/16in. (48.7 x 32.9cm)
Signed: l.r.:'Boardman Robinson'
Credit Line: Edward W. Root Bequest
Object number: 57.215
Label Text
Root purchased this drawing in January 1928 from an exhibition of Robinson's paintings and drawings sponsored by the Utica Art Society at 265 Genesee Street. In the late-1920s this organization presented contemporary art shows to promote a "permanent and growing interest in art" in the decade before the Munson-Williams Proctor Institute opened to the pubic in 1935. While the exhibition was on view Root published a review in the Utica Daily Press in which he recollected how, as a young man working in the editorial department of the New York Evening Sun, he admired the cartoons Robinson published in those years in a rival newspaper, the New York Tribune. Root praised this drawing's successful massing of forms and sense of "flowing movement." He also pointed out that the drawing was either a preliminary study, or a copy of a design Robinson published on the cover of the New Masses in August 1926, the year this prominent American Marxist magazine was first published.


Presumed copyright: the artist or the artist's representative/heir(s).