University Museums

Title: Aesthetic Pleasure
Name: Print
Date: 1936
Period: Depression Era
Medium: Etching and drypoint
Country/Culture: American
Dimensions: 5 15/16 x 8 7/16 in. (15.1 x 21.4 cm)
Signed: Signed in pencil, lower right, "Peggy Bacon".
Marks: Water marked F.J. Head and Co. The watermark is partly cut off.
Edition: Printed in edition of 174.
Classification: Prints and Printing Plates
Credit Line: Transfer from the Art and Design Department, Iowa State University. In the permanent collection, Brunnier Art Museum, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Object Number: UM82.86
More Information
The print depicts a group of American tourists in the Louvre Museum of Art in Paris.
With his back and balding head to the viewer, a docent or tour guide endlessly explains a portrait to eight tired, disinterested and intense viewers, while museum staff installs other works of art in the background.

Published References: AAA Cat.: 1936-02