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ALLAN ROHAN CRITE (1910 - 2007) Way Down in Egypt's Land.
Pen, brush and ink on cream illustration board, 1937. 432x305 mm; 17x12 inches. Signed and dated in ink, lower right.
Provenance: private collection, New Jersey.
This large, beautiful drawing by Crite impressively illustrates the second verse of the refrain from the spiritual Go Down Moses, popularized by Fisk University Jubilee Singers: "Go down, Moses! Way down in Egypt's land. Tell old Pharoah. Let my people go!"