Pencil and pen and ink on Bainbridge Bristol Studio illustration board, 1967. 765x562 mm; 30 1/4x22 1/4 inches. Inscribed "Steve: Note Color of Stars & Backgrounds are Reversed" in orange pencil, lower margin recto, dated "Mar. 11, 1967" with a rubber ink stamp, lower left recto, and annotated throughout with color and size notes in pencil and color pencil.
Ex-collection Stephen Poleskie, Chiron Press, New York.
Indiana's (1928-2018) study for the same-titled color screenprint, issued in two color versions, in 1967. According to Sheehan, "These prints were commissioned by The Jewish Museum, New York, for its annual fundraising celebration in conjunction with the Jewish holiday of Purim. The subject for this print was taken from the Book of Esther." Both color versions of the screenprint were printed at the Chiron Press, one in an edition of 90 and the other in an edition of 60 (see Sheehan 35 and 36).