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Greetings From the House of Weyhe

Greetings From the House of Weyhe
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Artist
Mabel Dwight, 1876 - 1955
Sitter
Peggy Bacon, 2 May 1895 - 4 Jan 1987
Erhard Weyhe, 1882 - 1972
Henry McBride, 25 Jul 1867 - 31 Mar 1962
Wanda Hazel Gag, 1893 - 1946
Carl Zigrosser, 1891 - Nov 1975
Date
1928
Type
Print
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 18 × 21.6 cm (7 1/16 × 8 1/2")
Sheet: 20.6 × 22.7 cm (8 1/8 × 8 15/16")
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Gertrude W. Dennis
Restrictions & Rights
Usage conditions apply
Object number
NPG.84.228
Exhibition Label
Weyhe Gallery on Lexington Avenue was one of the first exhibition venues in New York City to showcase the unconventional work of up-and-coming modern artists. Established by Erhard Weyhe (1882–1972)
in 1919, it was also one of the few to consistently feature art by women. Although the gallery’s exhibitions included drawings and sculptures, the Weyhe made its mark as a center for printmaking, publishing, and exhibiting contemporary lithographs and other print media. Each year, the Weyhe commissioned a holiday greeting card from one of its artists. In this example, made in 1928, Mabel Dwight depicts the eclectic array of art and books typically displayed on the gallery’s second floor. Along with two of her print making colleagues—Peggy Bacon (1895–1987; seated, left) and Wanda Gag (1893–1946; standing, right)—Dwight wittily represents the gallery’s director, Carl Zigrosser (1891–1975), leaning against a low bookcase, his bowed head echoing the sculpted bust behind him.
Weyhe Gallery, en la Avenida Lexington, fue uno de los primeros locales expositivos de la ciudad de Nueva York que mostraron las obras anticanónicas de los artistas modernos emergentes. Establecida por Erhard Weyhe (1882–1972) en 1919, fue también uno de los pocos espacios que presentaban regularmente obras de mujeres. Aunque exhibía dibujos y esculturas, Weyhe Gallery se destacó como un centro de grabados, donde se publicaban y exponían litografías y otros medios gráficos contemporáneos. Cada año, la galería encargaba una tarjeta de Navidad a uno de sus artistas. En este ejemplo de 1928, Mabel Dwight ilustra la mezcla ecléctica de arte y libros que normalmente ocupaba el segundo piso. Junto a dos de sus colegas grabadoras —Peggy Bacon (1895–1987, sentada, izq.) y Wanda Gag (1893–1946, de pie, der.)— Dwight presenta jocosamente al director de la galería, Carl Zigrosser (1891–1975), apoyado en un librero con una pose que imita al busto que vemos detrás de él.
Data Source
National Portrait Gallery
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Exhibition
Portraits of the World: Denmark
On View
NPG, North Gallery 230a