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Two Figures, Crippled and Blind

Accession Number
1950/1.133

Title
Two Figures, Crippled and Blind

Artist(s)
Abraham Walkowitz

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
circa 1906

Medium & Support
ink on paper

Dimensions
10 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in (26.67 cm x 17.15 cm);19 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in (48.89 cm x 36.2 cm);14 1/16 in x 8 9/16 in (35.72 cm x 21.75 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Abraham Walkowitz

Subject matter
This drawing is representative of Walkowitz's early figurative work when he depicted scenes from the Jewish Ghetto on the Lower East Side, New York City, and is characteristic of that period and subject matter. 

Physical Description
A black and white ink drawing of two figures, filling the frame. The figure on left is in a suit and leans on crutches. The figure on the right, a woman wearing a striped skirt and black jacket, leans forward with eyes closed and a cup in her hands.

Primary Object Classification
Drawing

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
blind
blind (people)
crutches (equipment)
figures (representations)
handicapped
lame
modern and contemporary art
standing

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