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:
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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- Ellington, Duke
- Delaunay, Charles
- place made
- Physical Description
- paper (overall material)
- ink (overall material)
- 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
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Chris Gillis
- See more items in
- Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
- Music & Musical Instruments
- Popular Entertainment
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.
Note: Comment submission is temporarily unavailable while we make improvements to the site. We apologize for the interruption. If you have a question relating to the museum's collections, please first check our Collections FAQ. If you require a personal response, please use our Contact page.