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Back stage, a picnic & it rained

Ishigo, Estelle [ bio ]

Back stage, a picnic & it rained
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H: 8 in, W: 10.5 in

United States, ca. 1942-1945


Japanese American National Museum


1 drawing on paper ; image 4.125 x 6.25, on sheet 8 x 10.5 in.

Pencil drawing of two unrelated images: the first is a woman backstage and the second shows people standing in the rain in front of a stage. Horizonal rectangle is divided into two parts with a narrow border along top. In the vertical rectangle on the left, a woman dressed in slippers, a robe tied at the waist, and hair tied up pulls aside a curtain with her right hand as she walks up two stairs, her back to the viewer; the words, "Back Stage" written below. In the horizontal rectangle on the right, a sketch of a landscape where a large crowd of people under umbrellas gather in front of a stage visible in the distance under cloudy skies and rain; mountains visible behind stage; the words, "a picnic & it rained" written below. Two holes punched along bottom edge.

Written in pencil under image: Back Stage, a picnic & it rained.

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