Collection  |  Photo, Print, Drawing Fine print filing series (Library of Congress) Cut in wood, the 5. chie masters, vol. VIII

About this Item

Title
Fine print filing series (Library of Congress)
Other Title
Cut in wood, the 5. chie masters, vol. VIII
Summary
Collection includes prints created as art works. The bulk are by American printmakers and artists (e.g., Paul Revere, Mary Cassatt, Jim Dine, Joseph Pennell), but creators in many other countries are also represented (e.g., Albrecht Dürer and Marc Chagall). Subjects vary widely, for example, portraits, religious themes, historical events, and street scenes.
Created / Published
ca. 1450-present, bulk 1800-present
Format Headings
Prints--1450-2000.
Genre
Albums--1680-1740
Chiaroscuro woodcuts--Color--1500-1680
Notes
-  Arrangement: Prints. Arrangement: Organized into two filing series called FP (general) and FP 2 (Japanese); Arrangement: the arrangement is chronological by century followed by name of artist. Each print has its own call number based on a Roman numeral for the century and a cutter or surname for the artist. Example: FP - XX - Shahn, no. 45 (A size).
-  For description of the Japanese prints and drawings in the FP 2 series, see catalog record number 2005677300.
-  Collection title devised by Library staff.
-  Print media vary widely, including relief, intaglio, and planographic processes, e.g., woodcuts, metalcuts, engravings, etchings, lithographs, mezzotints, and screen prints.
-  American prints in the Library of Congress : a catalog of the collection / compiled by Karen F. Beall... Baltimore : John Hopkins Press, 1970.
-  The finding aid is a card catalog covering 80,000 prints, with one entry for each print filed by century and artist name. An index of artist names and country (nationality) is also available.
-  Digitized images for many items in the collection and their associated identifying information are available through the Prints & Photographs Online Catalog http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.finepr
-  Copyright deposit, gift, purchase, or transfer; various sources.
Medium
ca. 85,000 prints : most b&w, some color ; various sizes.
Call Number/Physical Location
Guide Record (Filing series: FP) [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.finepr
Library of Congress Control Number
2009630636
Rights Advisory
Publication may be restricted. For information see "Fine Print Collection... http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/375_fine.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
ca. 85,000 prints : most b&w, some color ; various sizes. | Collection includes prints created as art works. The bulk are by American printmakers and artists (e.g., Paul Revere, Mary Cassatt, Jim Dine, Joseph Pennell), but creators in many other countries are also represented (e.g., Albrecht Dürer and Marc Chagall). Subjects vary widely, for example, portraits, religious themes, historical events, and street scenes.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2009630636
Additional Metadata Formats
MARCXML Record
MODS Record
Dublin Core Record
MARCXML Record
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Dublin Core Record

Rights & Access

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  • Rights Advisory: Publication may be restricted. For information see "Fine Print Collection... http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/375_fine.html
  • Reproduction Number: ---
  • Call Number: Guide Record (Filing series: FP) [P&P]
  • Access Advisory: ---

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  1. Is the item digitized? (A thumbnail (small) image will be visible on the left.)

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      As a preservation measure, we generally do not serve an original item when a digital image is available. If you have a compelling reason to see the original, consult with a reference librarian. (Sometimes, the original is simply too fragile to serve. For example, glass and film photographic negatives are particularly subject to damage. They are also easier to see online where they are presented as positive images.)
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    • No, another surrogate does not exist. Please go to #3.
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Fine print filing series Library of Congress. , ca. 1450. to Present, Bulk 1800 to Present. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2003656551/.

APA citation style:

(ca. 1450) Fine print filing series Library of Congress. , ca. 1450. to Present, Bulk 1800 to Present. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2003656551/.

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Fine print filing series Library of Congress. to Present, Bulk 1800 to Present. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2003656551/>.