Graphite on tan laid paper (writing/ink visible through paper)
Signed and dated, center left: "Ioannus / Magus / Servus / Domini / XXXXIV (John / Magician / Servant / of the Lord / XXXXIV)"
33 × 20 cm (13 × 7 7/8 in.)
Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection
Extended information about this artwork
Anne Carnegie Edgerton, “Symbolism and Transformation in the Art of John Graham,” Arts Magazine 60:7 (1986), fig. 10, p. 63.
Dawn Ades, with Margherita Andreotti and Adam Jolles, Surrealist Art: The Lindy and Edwin Bergman Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1997), pp. 148-49, cat. 76 (color ill.).
Chicago, Arts Club, “John Graham,” 1963-1964, cat. 28; also Minneapolis.
Chicago, Arts Club, “Drawings: 1916/1966,” 1966, cat. 39.
Washington, D.C., Phillips Collection, “John Graham: Artist and Avatar,” 1987-1988, p. 68; shown only in Chicago,
Sold by Rose Fried Gallery, New York, to Lindy and Edwin Bergman, Chicago, 1962; given to the Art Institute of Chicago, 2018.
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