There Was a Man and He Had Naught, ca. 1944

  • Alexander Calder, American, 1898-1976

Pen and black ink on cream wove paper

  • Sheet: 11 1/4 × 10 1/4 inches (28.6 × 26 cm)

Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill



Prints, Drawings & Photographs

Signed, in pen an brown ink, lower right: A. Calder

Stamp, in black ink, upper right, verso: 00892 Stamp, in red ink, upper right, verso: 81 line

Inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 95 [partially erased] Inscribed, lower left, verso: There was a man and he had naught Inscribed, lower right, verso: T 16 t17889 a [circled] 9-30-13

Robert H. Tannahill [1893-1969] (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, USA)

1970-present, bequest to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Alexander Calder, Mobiles, Stabiles, Gouaches, Drawings from Michigan Collections. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. Flint, 1983, no. 89. "Family Art Game," DIA Advertising Supplement. Detroit News, April 10, 1983, p. 20 (ill.).

© 2005 Estate of Alexander Calder / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Alexander Calder, There Was a Man and He Had Naught, ca. 1944, pen and black ink on cream wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Bequest of Robert H. Tannahill, 70.234.