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
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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