The Prodigal Son
|Creator:||Douglas, Aaron, artist|
|Type of Resource:|
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.
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.
1 drawing :
gouache on paper ;
36.5 x 26.5 cm.
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|Curatorial Area:||Beinecke Library|
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