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  • John Talleur
    1925–2001
    born: Chicago, Illinois, United States ; died: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • D, 1966
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color woodcut, gold leaf
  • Paper Type: wove (thin, beige)
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 455 x 670 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 17 15/16 x 26 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 570 x 800 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 7/16 x 31 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 30 x 36 in
  • Gift of Bret Waller in memory of John Talleur
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0373
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Woodcut with black frame surrounding figural initial ‘D’ at left, with three narrower crescent shapes in cream and vermillion at right. The initial ‘D’ takes the form of a skull and is printed in black over gold leaf that has been applied atop a thick layer of red bole. Over the crescent shapes, the following note is printed from Talleur to Waller: “Having lot of fun, here’s to twenty-five more letters-possibly more. Yours Truly, Talleur, Sept. 1966.”