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Drawing by Henry C. Pitz: Sketches of Circus Performers with Swords, represented by Childs Gallery

Henry C. Pitz


Sketches of Circus Performers with Swords, 1948
Pen on paper

From the estate of the artist; estate stamp verso. In fine condition. From the artist’s sketchbook. Verso bears sketches of men and horse.

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: Estate stamp