Chris van Allsburg (American, b. 1949)
Missing in Venice
, from the book *Mysteries of Harris Burdick*
Plate: 63.5 x 52.1 cm (25 x 20 1/2 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Signed and dated graphite in margin, bottom right corner:"C. VAN ALLSBURG 1983" | Titled in graphite bottom margin, center:"Mario's Magnet / Even with the engines in reverse, the great/ ocean liner was pulled further and further into the canal." | inscribed in purple marker lower left corner:"3" | Inscribed in pencil lower right corner: "4." | Inscribed in pencil lower right corner:"3 1/4 T & S / 3 1/2 Bottom" | Inscribed in pencil bottom margin center:"2:05 / 459-3416" | Inscribed in pencil bottom right corner, aligned vertically:"Figures in Context/ 202/ 298 1010 / Carma / C. Fauntleroy / International Exhibitions Foundation / 1729 H Street N.W./ Suite 310 / Wash. D.C. 20026" | No inscriptions on verso. | Inscription in graphite on verso of mat window, lower left corner:"Fleet / 15957/ 6/28"[possibly "15497"].
Signature: Signed and dated graphite in margin, bottom right corner:"C. VAN ALLSBURG 1983"
Marks: Blindstamp on verso, lower right corner:"STRATHMORE USE EITHER SIDE" in circle surrounding thistle with two leaves
Label: Label on frame:Jameson and Thompson/ Picture Framers/15 Greenview Avenue/ Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 /617-524-1805" with initial and date in black ink : "7/6/0" | White adhesive tape on frame back with number in black marker:"F2500".
Credit / Object Number
Gift of Bank of America Corporate Collection
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