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Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Artwork Collection, 1922-1958

By Andrea Degener

Collection Overview

Title: Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Artwork Collection, 1922-1958

ID: MGHL/mghl00034

Creator: Barney, Maginel Wright (1877-1966)

Extent: 3.0 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Series arranged alphabetically by artist.

Date Acquired: 02/01/2016

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection includes original artwork on paper and board in addition to related published reproductions.

Administrative Information

Accruals: Series 5: Al Hirschfeld original work of art donated in December 2019 by Keith Sherman of the Hirschfeld Foundation.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions to access.

Use Restrictions:

Users of the collection must read and agree to abide by the rules and procedures set forth in the Materials Use Policies.

Providing access to materials does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise authorize use. All publication not covered by fair use or other exceptions is restricted to those who have permission of the copyright holder, which may or may not be Washington University.

If you wish to publish or license Special Collections materials, please contact Special Collections to inquire about copyright status at (314) 935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu. (Publish means quotation in whole or in part in seminar or term papers, theses or dissertations, journal articles, monographs, books, digital forms, photographs, images, dramatic presentations, transcriptions, or any other form prepared for a limited or general public.)

Acquisition Method: Series 1-4 of this collection was purchased by the Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, Department of Special Collections at Washington University in St. Louis.

Related Materials:

The Al Parker Collection contains original works of art, tear sheets, correspondence, and model photographs from Parker's career.

The Walt Reed Illustration Archive contains original works of art by John Held Jr.

Preferred Citation: Dowd Modern Graphic History Library Artwork Collection, Washington University Libraries, Department of Special Collections

Processing Information: Series 1-4 his collection was processed by Andrea Degeiner in March 2017; Series 5 was processed in March 2020.

Finding Aid Revision History: The finding aid was revised by Andrea Degener in March 2020.


Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Maginel Wright Barney, 1938Add to your cart.
Original cover illustration published in Woman's World and published issue.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Item 1: The Apple Tree, October 1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Watercolor, pencil, and wash on paper, 14.25x12.4 inches. Cover illustration; two children stand under an apple tree. The girl shakes the branch of the tree, causing apples to rain down on the younger boy who is covering his head.
Item 2: Woman's World, October 1938Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Published issue of Woman's World with cover illustration.
Series 2: John Held Jr., 1931Add to your cart.
Original illustrations published in Cosmopolitan.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Uncle! Uncle!, July 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink on board, 10.25x12.5 inches. Editorial illustration; a bald man in a suit stands next to a bar and holds a cocktail glass in the air with his left hand.
Item 2: Lochinvar, October 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink on board, 9.75x13.25 inches. Editorial illustration; three men dressed in bow ties and tuxedoes appear behind a dinner table with coffee cups set in front of them. The man on the right has a look of annoyance on his face while the man on the left rests his head on his right hand with a look of defeat on his face. The man in the center stands and looks triumphantly towards the upper right corner of the illustration.
Item 3: Lochinvar, October 1931Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pen and ink on board, 9.75x13.25 inches. Editorial illustration; two women stand on the left side of the illustration and two men stand off to the right. The woman on the far left appears to be upset while the other woman gestures boldly at the man immediately to her left. The man standing next to the woman has a look of annoyance on his face while the man standing next to him observes the scene.
Series 3: Lucile Patterson Marsh, 1922-1923Add to your cart.
Original cover illustrations published in Woman's Home Companion.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Girl Cutting Her Own Hair, January 1922Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Watercolor and acrylic on paper, 18.5x15.75 inches. Cover illustration; a girl with blonde curls is framed by a round mirror. She holds a scissors in her hand, poised to cut off her hair.
Item 2: Girl on the Telephone, April 1923Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Watercolor and acrylic on paper, 19x14.5 inches. Cover illustration; a girl with blonde curls appears to be speaking into a candlestick telephone. A pen and a piece of paper with a note written on it sit in the lower foreground.
Series 4: Al Parker, 1958Add to your cart.
Original illustration published in Ladies' Home Journal.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 1: Face of the Tiger, June 1958Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Watercolor and pencil on paper mounted on chipboard, 15.5x23.25 inches. Editorial illustration; hand lettered title reads Face of the Tiger on the top right half of the board. A blank white space is framed by delicate purple flowers, brown stems and vibrant green leaves. To the right of the blank sapce, a woman in a white dress appears to be running away from the viewer. To the left of the blank space sits an empty baby carriage and blanket that appears to be floating in the air.
Series 5: Al Hirschfeld, 1956Add to your cart.
Original illustration published in Collier's, March 2, 1956.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Item 2: Reasons for Rejoicing About Theater: Betsy Von Furstenberg in The Chalk Garden, Andy Griffith in No Time for Sargents, Burl Ives in Cat on Hot Tin Roof, Ruth Gordon in The Matchmaker, 1956Add to your cart.
Ink on board, 18.25x9.5 inches. Caricature; portrait of Betsy von Furstenberg, Andy Griffith, Burl Ives, and Ruth Gordon. Signed by Hirschfeld.