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[Illustration for God's trombones].

[Illustration for God's trombones].

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Creator: Douglas, Aaron, artist
Date: undated
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Description:
Aaron Douglas, American painter and illustrator active in the Harlem Renaissance; he was born in 1899 in Topeka, Kansas, and died in 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gift of Grace Nail Johnson, 1966.
Title devised by cataloger.
Abstract:
One gouache drawing by Aaron Douglas created to illustrate "The Prodigal Son" in God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse, by James Weldon Johnson (New York: Viking Press, 1927). The illustration features silhouettes of a man and two women grouped under a single overhead light, and framed by graphic representations of jazz-age vices such as a dollar bill, playing cards, dice, and a gin bottle, as well as jazz trombones, jutting in from the outside edges. It is one of eight illustrations by Douglas for the volume.
Physical Description:
1 drawing :
gouache on paper ;
36.5 x 26.5 cm.
Host Note:
1980.474.2
Rights:
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 2020908
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