Name American

A Bad Mixture

Artist: George Luks

Culture/People: American

Place: America

Media: Ink on paper

Dims: 13 x 9.25 x .625 in. (frame dims) (33 x 23.5 x 1.6 cm)

Date: n.d.

Description: George Luks was a well-known cartoonist for the New York World newspaper, which is evident from this humorous sketch. This sketch entitled, “A Bad Mixture” was enclosed in a letter from George Luks to Ralph M. Coe, Ted Coe’s father. Mouquins was a famous bar, located in uptown New York and was the trendy spot thought of as the “in place” for the elite, intellectuals crowd.

Written at the bottom of the sketch, “A Bad Mixture Kimmel & Scotch? Gregg on his way home”. Gregg was a famous art critic for a New York paper. On the top right, “P.S. Huneker Christenes The Big Canvas”, signed “George”.

The sketch itself possibly represents Gregg in a drunken state after leaving Mouquin’s.

RTC No: AM0018
Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011

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