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Samuel Johnson
  • Sidney Chafetz, artist
    1922–2013
    born: Providence, Rhode Island, United States ; died: Columbus, Ohio, United States
    James L. Battersby
    active: United States
    Robert Tauber, printer and designer
    Logan Elm Press, publisher
  • Samuel Johnson, 2005
  • 7 poets
  • Where object was made: Ohio, United States
  • letterpress, color reduction woodcut
  • Paper Type: cream Rives heavyweight mould-made wov
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: folded 511 x 333 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: folded 20 1/8 x 13 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: open 511 x 668 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: open 20 1/8 x 26 1/4 in
  • Gift of Jack Ozegovic and Ann Carlin Ozegovic
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0021.03
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

vertical bi-fold sheet with grey text on exterior front and woodcut portrait of man juxtaposed with large block of text on either side of interior. Interior text is Samuel Johnson's biography.

Woodcut: four-color composition dominated by head and shoulders of a man with heavily outlined features and dark, sloping shoulders set before a horizontally divided black and brown background.