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Study for Slab #17

Artist: Linda Besemer (1957 – ) Primary
Date: 1999
20th century
Dimensions: 15 x 11 1/2 in. (381 x 292.1 mm)
Dimensions Extent: sheet
Object Type: Watercolor
Creation Place: North America, United States
Medium and Support: Watercolor and colored pencil on paper
Credit Line: Gift of Anonymous Donor, 2022
Accession Number: 2022.40.01
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This work is a study for Linda Besemer's painting "Slab #17 ", which is the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Purchased from Angles Gallery, Santa Monica, 2002; gift of anonymous donor to the Fairfield University Art Museum, 2022.


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