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Jacob Lawrence

War Series: The Letter

1946

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Jacob Lawrence, War Series: The Letter, 1946  51.11  
Jacob Lawrence, War Series: The Letter, 1946. Egg tempera on composition board, 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Neuberger  51.11  On view For Teachers
© 2009 The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation, Seattle / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York