Russell Patterson | Man about Yonkers

American, 1893–1977

Man about Yonkers

Signed, titled and inscribed MAN ABOUT YONKERS Russell Patterson (on the mat)
Pencil and watercolor on paper
9 x 20 inches (22.9 x 50.8 cm)
Framed: 16¼ x 27½ inches (41.6 x 70 cm)

Russell Patterson was the scenic and costume designer for the musical "Ballyhoo of 1932" which starred Bob Hope and Willie Howard.  The present watercolor is a study for the set for the "Man about Yonkers" number in this musical.
Robert C. Graham, Sr., New York
 By descent to the previous owner

Roslyn Harbor, New York, Nassau County Museum of Art, The Jazz Age, 2018


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