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Maker(s):Baskin, Leonard
Culture:American (1922-2000)
Title:Fifteen Woodcuts, The Friends of Art, Boston University
Date Made:1962
Type:Portfolio; Print
Materials:Portfolio of fifteen offset lithographs and one wood engraving, title page and colophon on Stoneridge Text paper and housed in a linen-covered portfolio case
Measurements:Overall: 22 5/8 in x 16 1/2 in x 7/8 in; 57.5 cm x 41.9 cm x 2.2 cm; Each Sheet: 22 in x 16 in; 55.9 cm x 40.6 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: colophon page, front, lwr. ctr (graphite): Leonard Baskin; EDITION: colophon page, front, ctr. (graphite): LXVI
Accession Number:  UM 2021.79.1-16
Credit Line:Gift of Adrienne B. Torf in Memory of Lois Beurman Torf, Class of 1946
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

The portfolio of 15 reproductions of woodcuts was printed by the Meriden Gravure Company, Meriden, Connecticut and printed in black ink (two in black and red ink) This edition also includes an wood engraving printed from a block at the Gehenna Press, Northampton, Massachusetts. The folio also includes title and colophon pages and is packaged in a cloth-covered folio case. The reproductions represent smaller versions of Baskin's woodcuts from the 1950's including Man of Peace, The Strabismic Jew, Mantegna at Erimitani, Hydrogen Man, Everyman, Terrified & Frightened Man, The Poet Laureate, Leonard Baskin (self-portrait 1952), Mourning Woman, Angel of Death, Death of the Poet Laureate, Torment, Tormented Man, Hanged Man and Haman. Letterpress printing is used for texts printed on the colophon, title page, and on each print.

allegory; biblical; birds; corpses; documentation; emotion; deaths; figures; historical figures; illustrations; Judaism; men; mourning; nudes; portfolios; portraits; reproductions; sadness; self-portraits; stylization; visions

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Baskin, Leonard
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