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A Little Book of Hours
  • Dan R. Kirchhefer
    born 1947
    born: Hastings, Nebraska, United States ; active: United States
  • A Little Book of Hours, 2010
  • etching, wax, stitching
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 152 x 130 x 2 mm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 x 5 1/8 x 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Gift of Janey L. Levy
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0010

An artists book of translucent sheets of paper bound at the left with a running red stitch. Each page is described as follows:

Page one (angel with small red image in gothic arch shape): angel printed with Graphic Chemical Frankfurt black ink on either kitakata or kozo natural paper, made by Awagami red image: source is Bosch’s Death and the Miser (panel painting), printed with Charbonel Burnt Sienna ink

Page two (wing and swan): wing source is Durer’s Wing of a Roller (watercolor), paper is Cherie with small chips
swan: source is a detail from Tiepolo’s The Holy Family Being Ferried Across the River, from The Flight Into Egypt (plate 17)

Page three (angel viewed from the back): angel: source is Tiepolo’s Madonna at Right Supported By Angels, from The Flight into Egypt (plate 26)

Page four (palm trunk and dog): dog: source is Brueghel according to the artist (but I can’t find a specific image) hand print was produced with a stencil