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Photo, Print, Drawing [Gnomish Santa and goat]

[ digital file from b&w film copy neg. ]

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About this Item

Title

  • [Gnomish Santa and goat]

Summary

  • Illustration of a small Santa holding presents, while balancing on one foot on the back of a goat.

Names

  • François, André, artist

Created / Published

  • 1957 Dec. [publication date]

Headings

  • -  Christmas--1950-1960
  • -  Santa Claus--1950-1960
  • -  Goats--1950-1960

Headings

  • Drawings--French--Color--1950-1960.
  • Periodical illustrations--American--1950-1960.

Genre

  • Drawings--French--Color--1950-1960
  • Periodical illustrations--American--1950-1960

Notes

  • -  Inscribed on verso: p. 68 Ogden Nash Poem.
  • -  No copyright information found with item.
  • -  Signed, lower right: AF.
  • -  Stamped on verso: H448 Dec'57 Holiday.
  • -  The poem published with the image reads: And in Norway and Denmark, children, listen! He's a gnarly gnome gnamed Jule-nissen; A friend of mine who was over there wrote back, That he carries his gifts around on goatback.
  • -  Title devised.
  • -  Bequest and gift; Caroline and Erwin Swann; 1977; (DLC/PP-1977:215.165)
  • -  Forms part of: Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress).
  • -  Published as illustration in: "Merry Christmas and Bon Voyage, or How to Tell Santa Claus without a Baedecker" / by Ogden Nash. Holiday, December, 1957.

Medium

  • 1 drawing : India ink over pencil, with gray wash, red coloring and opaque white on off-white wove paper ; 25.1 x 31.8 cm. (sheet)

Call Number/Physical Location

  • SWANN - no. 429 (A size) [P&P]

Source Collection

  • Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature & cartoon (Library of Congress)

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

Digital Id

  • cph 3b40804 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b40804

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2009616713

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZ62-94636 (b&w film copy neg.)

Rights Advisory

Online Format

  • image

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-94636 (b&w film copy neg.)
  • Call Number: SWANN - no. 429 (A size) [P&P]
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Chicago citation style:

François, André, Artist. Gnomish Santa and goat. , 1957. [Dec. publication date] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2009616713/.

APA citation style:

François, A. (1957) Gnomish Santa and goat. , 1957. [Dec. publication date] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2009616713/.

MLA citation style:

François, André, Artist. Gnomish Santa and goat. [Dec. publication date] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2009616713/>.