Elevation sketches for the Land Grant Frescoes

Title

Elevation sketches for the Land Grant Frescoes

Creator

Henry Varnum Poor
American, 1887-1970

Date

1947

Description

The contract engaging Henry Varnum Poor to paint the east and west walls of the mezzanine floor in Old Main’s lobby was drawn up in May 1947. As with the north wall, a significant amount of time was necessary for preparatory work—in this instance, about ten months—before Poor was ready to begin the actual painting. This sheet represents one of the artist’s first realizations of the overall plan, and contains most of the themes, albeit in notation rather than in actual imagery, that found their way into the final version.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University, Gift of Miss Anne Poor

Source

82.155

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Ink and crayon on paper; 8-5/8 x 11-7/8 in. (21.9 x 30.2 cm)