1933, English, Art work edition: [Ernest Hemingway as Tarzan] [graphic]. Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957, (artist.)

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Physical Description
  • 1 drawing : gouache over pencil on off-white wove paper ; 30.4 x 25.3 cm. (sheet)
Published
  • [ca. 1933]
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • [Ernest Hemingway as Tarzan].
Creator
  • Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957, (artist.)
Published
  • [ca. 1933]
Medium
  • [graphic]
Physical Description
  • 1 drawing : gouache over pencil on off-white wove paper ; 30.4 x 25.3 cm. (sheet)
Part Of
  • Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature &​ cartoon (Library of Congress)
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Summary
  • Full-length caricature of Hemingway dressed in a loin cloth, applying "herpicide" to his chest. He is seated on a mound of dirt, surrounded by a fish, animal antlers, a sword, a bull's head, and a boxing glove.
Notes
  • Although Covarrubias probably never published this image, according to Beverly J. Cox and Denna Jones Anderson, authors of Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures (National Portrait Gallery, 1985), the drawing may have been intended for the Vanity Fair series, "Private Lives of the Great," and was possibly referring to a 1933 dispute between Hemingway and writer Max Eastman. Evidently, Eastman, in reviewing Hemingway's book Death in the Afternoon, questioned the author's sense of his own masculinity. He thought that Hemingway's "macho" themes "suffer at times from that small inward doubt" and "led to a literary style ... of wearing false hair on the chest."
  • No copyright information found with item.
  • Signed, lower left: Covarrubias.
  • Title devised.
  • Bequest and gift Caroline and Erwin Swann 1974 (DLC/​PP-1974:232.118)
  • Forms part of: Caroline and Erwin Swann collection of caricature and cartoon (Library of Congress).
  • Exhibited: Cartoonists Guild, "The Art in Cartooning," 1975; National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C., "Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures," 1985
  • Exhibited: National Portrait Gallery, "In His Time: A Portrait of Ernest," 1999 (4213-L)
Terms of Use
  • Publication may be restricted. For information see "Miguel Covarrubias,"
Language
  • English
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