Duke Ellington

Duke Ellington

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White on black lithograph of American composer, pianist, and jazz orchestra leader, Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974). The print is mounted on a cardboard backing. No signature or number/year on print. The lithograph is marked:

[printed]

ELLINGTON

[in script]

DUKE ELLINGTON

This print is from a set of 15 lithographs of jazz musicians by Charles Delauney, entitled Hot Iconography, first printed in 1939.

Charles Delaunay (1911–1988) was a French author and jazz expert. Delaunay was the co-founder and long-term leader of the Hot Club de France, a French organization of jazz fans dedicated to the promotion of "traditional" jazz, swing, and blues. In 1931, the Jazz Club Universitaire was founded, and later became the Hot Club de France in 1932.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
date made
1939
depicted
Ellington, Duke
maker
Delaunay, Charles
place made
France
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 44.2 cm x 29 cm; 17 3/8 in x 11 7/16 in
overall: 17 1/8 in x 11 1/2 in; 43.4975 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
2001.0182.04
accession number
2001.0182
catalog number
2001.0182.04
Credit Line
Gift of Chris Gillis
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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