William Sharp Lithograph of United States Supreme Court For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 9 images

William Sharp Lithograph of United States Supreme Court


An original framed and matted lithograph by William Sharp of the Supreme Court of the United States circa 1960. Signed. William Sharp, 1900 - 1961 Justices: Charles Evans Whittaker, 1901 - 1973 John Marshall Harlan, Jr., 20 May 1899 - 29 Dec 1971 William Orville Douglas, 16 Oct 1898 - 19 Jan 1980 Hugo La Fayette Black, 27 Feb 1886 - 25 Sep 1971 Earl Warren, 19 Mar 1891 - 9 Jul 1974 Felix Frankfurter, 15 Nov 1882 - 22 Feb 1965 Tom Campbell Clark, 1899 - 1977 William Joseph Brennan, Jr., 25 Apr 1906 - 24 Jul 1997 Potter Stewart, 23 Jan 1915 - 7 Dec 1985 35.5" x 28" with wood frame. 27" x 20" window. The original drawing is in the National Portrait Gallery. Described in the New York Times in February 21, 2003 by Grace Glueck in ART REVIEW; The World Was a Target For Satire From Queens publicizing the exhibit: ''The Pointed Pen: William Sharp's Courtroom Drawings, Political Caricatures and Book Illustrations From the 1930's-1950's'' at the Queens Museum of Art, New York City Building, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. "If he didn't quite have the bite of Daumier nor the pizazz of Hogarth, William Sharp (1900-1961) was still a wizard with a pen: a caricaturist, political cartoonist, courtroom artist, book illustrator and vignettist of urban life. An Austrian-born Jew who pseudonymously satirized Hitler and his followers as they rose to power in the 1920's, Sharp (then Leon Schleifer) fled Germany in 1933 on threat of imprisonment by the Nazis, who had learned his identity. He arrived in the United States in 1934 and became an American citizen six years later, changing his name at the time to William Sharp, reflecting his acuteness. For the rest of his life he lived quietly with his wife, Ruth, in Forest Hills, Queens. But his pen ranged the world, homing in on subjects as disparate as Winston Churchill, the Father Divine cult, the gangster Frank Costello, the French Resistance, American political conventions, the Depression, besieged Polish Jews, boxers, baseball players, society ladies, street vendors and others. Interested in juvenile justice and the treatment afforded minorities, Sharp also made several series that addressed the problems of children and African-Americans in the legal system, represented (here) by scenes in children's court and sensitive studies of young offenders."


  • Date of Manufacture
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Not examined outside of frame. Clean overall with no stains or visible foxing. Small tear to brown paper on verso.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 28 in. x W 35.5 in. x D 1 in.H 71.12 cm x W 90.17 cm x D 2.54 cm
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with the seller on your behalf to ensure you're satisfied with the resolution. Read more

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

4.8 / 5
1stdibs seller since 2010
Located in Hingham, MA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Vintage S.S. United States Thermometer
Vintage 1950s British Mid-Century Modern More Desk Accessories
Vintage S.S. United States Thermometer by the British Rototherm Co. Ltd. London, England About 4.75" high and 5.25" wide. This table/desk top thermometer is in a leather clad wood ca...
SS United States Aluminium Wall Hooks
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Coat Racks and Stands
Cast aluminium garment hooks from the SS United States Ocean Liner, 1951. We have a total of 30 of these three prong coat/robe/hat hooks in beautifully cast aluminium, thoughtfull...
S,S, United States Wall Mirror with Aluminium F...
Dorothy "Dot" Marckwald
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Aluminum, Mirror
This is a wall-mounted rectangular mirror from the original men's dressing room of the SS United States ocean liner. As with most of the fittings, fixtures and furnishings on this Mi...
S.S. United States Floating Side Table with Lamp
Edward F. Caldwell & Co.
Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Aluminum, Glass, Parchment Paper
This is a wall-mounted floating table with lamp from the cabin class Library & Writing Room of the S.S. United States ocean liner. It was designed by Dorothy "Dot" Markwald and produ...
You May Also Like
A Rare French Engraved Map of The Southeastern ...
Rigobert Bonne
Antique 1780s French Louis XVI Maps
Paper, Wood
A rare framed French engraved map on paper of the southeastern United States including Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Rigobert Bonne, Paris Circa 1780. Plat...
Architectural Survey Drawing of Hampton Court P...
Mid-20th Century Other Drawings
Framed architectural survey drawing of Hampton Court Palace, The fountain court west side. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, circa 1792. Drawing and survey by Jill French, October 19...
s/4 20th Century Alex Katz Signed No'd Lithogra...
Alex Katz
Vintage 1970s American Post-Modern Drawings
Paint, Paper
Offered is a framed suite of four 20th Century Pop Art artist, Alex Katz signed and numbered lithographs, Night: William Dunas Dance Suite, 1979. Alex Kata (1927-) born in NYC atte...
Hand Colored Lithograph of Venice
20th Century Drawings
Four panel on linen backing, entirely hand colored map of Venice. Showing all buildings, waterways, outer islands, etc. Also showing many ships in the named canals. Measures: 22" tal...
Antique Lithograph Depicting the Dissection of ...
Antique 1850s British Scientific Instruments
Antique lithograph, from the Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise, 1853, depicting the dissection of a foot. Frame of walnut. With frame 50 x 42 cm - inches 19.68 x 16.53. The plate...
Set of Three Abstract Lithographs by Hirss
Vintage 1960s American Drawings
Set of Three Abstract Lithographs by American Lithuanian artist Hirss All are framed in clear plexiglass Big one is 26.5" by 30.5" Small ones are 24.25" by 26.5"
Set of Four Colored Lithographs of German Cities
Antique Early 19th Century Drawings
Set of four colored lithographs of German cities by Richard Bowyer, Pall Mall 1815. Berlin - Dresden - Leipzig - Danzig.

William Russell Flint

By William Russell Flint
William Russell Flint
William Russell Flint
Mid-20th Century Scottish Modern Drawings
William Russell Flint was a Scottish artist and illustrator who was known especially for his watercolour paintings of women. He also worked in oils, tempera and printmaking. He was b...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries