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Man dancing with large left hand, index finger pointing upwards; musical instruments behind his head. 1936
Wood-engraving on oriental tissue-thin paper
- Height: 115 millimetres
- Width: 53 millimetres
Inscription ContentSigned on the block.
Signed, dated and titled in pencil
Published by the WPA Federal Art project, New York City. 'Trucking' is jazz slang for a two-step African-American dance solo that originated in the early 1930s in which the performer beats the rhythm with an index finger in a 'tut-tut' gesture. See H. Brook Webb, 'The Slang of Jazz', American Speech, vol.12, no.3 (Oct.1937), pp.170-84
American XXc Mounted Roy
30 October 2008
Reason for treatment
Mounted into an overthrow 3ply Royal mount using Heritage conservation board and hinged to backboard using Japanese paper hinges and Culminal adhesive (non-ionic cellulose ether).
Credit line on labels and catalogues: 'Gift of Carla Becker to the American Friends of the British Museum'. Formally acquired in 2012
Prints & Drawings
- 2009,AFBMLoan,9.2 (AFBM Loan Number)
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Object reference number: PPA217710
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