Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Plague
  • Ronald Brooks Kitaj, artist
    1932–2007
    born: Chagrin Falls, Ohio, United States ; died: Los Angeles, California, United States ; active: England, United Kingdom, United States
    Kelpra Studio, Ltd., printer
    active 1957–1991
    Marlborough Gallery, publisher
    established 1948
  • The Plague, 1969
  • In Our Time: Covers for a Small Library After the Life for the Most Part
  • Where object was made: United States
  • three-color screen print, photo screen print
  • Paper Type: J.B. Green, laid, top and right deckle
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 316 x 455 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 7/16 x 17 15/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 574 x 763 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 5/8 x 30 1/16 in
  • Gift of Anthony Harris through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 1981.0234.30
Description
Inscriptions/Signature
Catalogue raisonné

Image of the front and back cover of a hardback book, rendered so that the book appears to have been opened and laid flat against the picture plane. Title, author and other text rendered in gold on a dark red background. A dark, red cloth cord appears along the left edge of the spine. The cord is knotted near the upper edge of the cover. It is rendered to suggest that it wraps over the top and bottom edge of the cover. The title, author and other text appear on the spine piece of the cover and are repeated again on the front cover. The back cover is blank.