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Maker(s):Van Hoesen, Beth
Culture:American (1926-2010)
Title:Dr. R's Skull (State I)
Date Made:1979/80
Type:Print
Materials:Drypoint and aquatint with roulette; printer's ink on paper
Measurements:Mat: 16 in x 20 in; 40.6 cm x 50.8 cm; Sheet: 15 in x 16 1/16 in; 38.1 cm x 40.8 cm; Plate/Image: 7 3/4 in x 9 7/8 in; 19.7 cm x 25.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (pencil): [copyright] Van Hoesen, 84; TITLE: recto, lwr. l. (pencil): Mr. R's Skull; EDITION: recto, lwr. ctr. (pencil): 13/15 1st state
Accession Number:  MH 2012.16.2
Credit Line:Gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust
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Description:
Human skull, facing left, shaded with black lines on a white background; a white cord is strung between several screws; a large, circular section is missing from the top of the skull and a line stretches from the forehead to the back of the skull, indicating the separation of the cranium from the lower half of the skull; A piece of tape is affixed to the forehead and several words are inscribed on the skull: LATERAL; APAENGIO; TEMPORAL; TOM RAFFIN M.D.; EPHI[ill.]; NONLAU78[ill.]SENBING MA MTILLY.

Tags:
prints; black and white; skulls; medicine

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