Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Frasconi, Antonio
Dates 1959
Language English
Subjects American
Poetry
Quotations
Whitman, Walt
Woodcuts
Title
Excerpt from preface to first issue of "Leaves of grass" / Frasconi '59.
Summary
Print shows wood cut transcription of excerpt from preface to 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.
Contributor Names
Frasconi, Antonio, artist
Created / Published
1959.
Subject Headings
-  Whitman, Walt,--1819-1892--Quotations
-  Poetry--American--1850-1860
Format Headings
Woodcuts--1950-1960.
Notes
-  Not in Cleveland. 2/25. Signed and dated in pencil. Matted with item no. 27, "Walt Whitman".
-  Text begins with: The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters is simplicity... .
-  Title and other information from Beall.
-  American prints in the Library of Congress : a catalog of the collection / compiled by Karen F. Beall... Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Press, 1970,--p. 157
-  Purchase;--Pennell fund.
Medium
1 print : woodcut ; 56 x 38 cm.
Call Number
FP - XX - F837, no. 28 (D size) [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
ppmsca 07148 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.07148
Library of Congress Catalog Number
2003664491
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-07148 (digital file from original print matted with no. 27)
Rights Advisory
Rights status not evaluated. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions ...," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html
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Rights & Access

Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730

The Fine Print Collection contains original prints by American and foreign artists and printmakers active from 15th century to the present (excepting Japanese prints made pre-1915). The use of images in this collection may be restricted.

Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving originals, which requires the use of digital surrogates in lieu of originals, when available.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Permitted: subject to P&P policy on copying which prohibits photocopying of original fine prints.

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The Division's reference aid, " General Information about Copyright and Other Restrictions Which Apply to Publication and Other Forms of Distribution of Images: Sources for Information," found online at http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html may be of assistance in determining the appropriate use of a fine print.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-USZ62-90145]

For more information, please read: Copyright and Other Restrictions: ... Sources for Information

Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: Dec. 27, 2002.

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  • Rights Advisory: Rights status not evaluated. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions ...," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-07148 (digital file from original print matted with no. 27)
  • Call Number: FP - XX - F837, no. 28 (D size) [P&P]
  • Access Advisory: ---

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