Untitled

A work made of graphite with smudging and oil wash on ivory bristol board.
© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of graphite with smudging and oil wash on ivory bristol board.

Date:

1958/59

Artist:

Elizabeth Murray
American, 1940-2007

About this artwork

At the time Murray received her BFA from SAIC in 1962, graduating students were invited to submit a work to the fellowship competition based on a piece in the Art Institute’s collection. A painting by Bernardino Butinone, The Descent from the Cross, inspired her to create this drawing, which references Butinone’s limp, deceased Christ. Murray also made a painting, which recast the scene in a comedic way, but she failed to win the fellowship prize.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Elizabeth Murray

Title

Untitled

Origin

United States

Date

1958

Medium

Graphite with smudging and oil wash on ivory Bristol board

Dimensions

535 x 509 mm

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Stein

Reference Number

1999.283

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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