Circus Clown Sketch, Madison Square Garden (New York), 1948
Pen on paper
Signed and inscribed lower right: “Circus / Madison Square Garden / Henry C. Pitz”. From the estate of the artist, estate stamp verso. In fine condition. From the artist’s sketchbook. Verso bears thumbnail sketches of circus entertainers.
From April 7 to May 9, 1948, The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed in Madison Square Garden, New York attracting a record attendance of 925,000. Thereafter, the Circus continued onto Boston and a tour of the eastern United States (NY Times, May 9, 1948).