Booker Pittman

Booker Pittman

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Downloads
Description (Brief)

White on black lithograph of American jazz clarinetist and saxophonist, Booker Pittman (1909-1969). The portrait is of Booker playing a saxophone. The print is marked:

[in script, top left]

BOOKER PITTMAN

[in script]

Charles Delaunay
35

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
Pitman, Booker
maker
Delaunay, Charles
place made
France
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 44 cm x 29.5 cm; 17 5/16 in x 11 5/8 in
overall: 17 5/16 in x 11 5/8 in; 43.97375 cm x 29.5275 cm
ID Number
2001.0182.13
accession number
2001.0182
catalog number
2001.0182.13
Credit Line
Gift of Chris Gillis
subject
Jazz
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

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.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Comments

Add a comment about this object