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Ben Shahn, Frederick Douglass, IV
 
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TITLE:  Frederick Douglass, IV
ARTIST:  Ben Shahn (American, 1898–1969)
WORK DATE:  1965
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Silkscreen print
MARKINGS:  Signed lower left
SIZE:  h: 22 x w: 16.8 in / h: 55.9 x w: 42.7 cm
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  500 US$  (Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter)
GALLERY:  Kiechel Fine Art  +1-402-420-9553  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Prescott, 99.

"Shahn here portrayed Douglass, the elder statesman, fully bearded according to the custom of his day and with the same strong eyes as before; but the hunched shoulders, the detail of the mouth, the slightly receding hair, and the loose collar suggest a man of advancing years. Again, the raw umber title is centered above the portrait.

"Shahn allowed this same drawing to be reproduced for the Nine Drawings Portfolio (see fig. 109). There it is unsigned, unnumbered, and the title, printed in burnt sienna, is a darker shade and nearer to brown than the umber used here."

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