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 File — Box: 5, Folder: 8

Frederick Douglass, [1965]


  • [1965]

Scope and Contents

Four different prints from the Frederick Douglass Portfolio. Portraits drawn in black with name above and Ben Shahn signature below. Print I: portrait with trimmed beard, name in brown, graphite note on verso "ZZ 127 b p. 97". Print II: portrait with moustache and no beard, name in brown, signed in graphite and numbered 223/250, graphite note on verso "x286 p 98". Print III: portrait with heavy beard, name in brown, graphite note lower right corner a circled "3", graphite note on verso "ZZ 127a p. 99". Portrait IV: portrait with heavy beard, strong line encircling hair, name in red, verso note in graphite "ZZ107", verso stamp in green "copyright 1965 by Ben Shahn".

Print I: 56.2 x 42.8 cm

Print II: 56 x 42.4 cm

Print III: 58 x 45.2 cm

Print IV: 56.1 x 42.5 cm

Language of Materials

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