Artist Alexander Calder, American, 1898-1976
  • There Was a Man and He Had Naught
Date ca. 1944
Medium pen and black ink on cream wove paper
Dimensions Sheet: 11 1/4 × 10 1/4 inches (28.6 × 26 cm)
Credit Line Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill
Accession Number 70.234
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in pen an brown ink, lower right: A. Calder
Marks Stamp, in black ink, upper right, verso: 00892
Stamp, in red ink, upper right, verso: 81 line
Inscriptions Inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 95 [partially erased]
Inscribed, lower left, verso: There was a man and he had naught
Inscribed, lower right, verso: T 16 t17889 a [circled] 9-30-13
Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA);
1970-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Alexander Calder, Mobiles, Stabiles, Gouaches, Drawings from Michigan Collections. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, 1983, no. 89.

"Family Art Game," DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit News, April 10, 1983, p. 20 (ill.).