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Drawing by Henry C. Pitz: Circus Clown Sketch, Madison Square Garden (New York), represented by Childs Gallery

Henry C. Pitz


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).

Signature: Signed lower right