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Portrait of Frederick Douglass

Accession Number
1993/1.41.1

Title
Portrait of Frederick Douglass

Artist(s)
Ben Shahn

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1965

Medium & Support
screenprint on paper

Dimensions
22 1/16 x 16 15/16 in. (56 x 42.9 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Warren M. Robbins

Subject matter
Potrait of Frederick Douglass.

Physical Description
A man is potrayed with curly hair and beard, a stern facial expression, and a formal suit and bowtie. His gaze is slightly off-center. The words "Frederick Douglass" borders the piece along with the artist's signatures and the screenprint number.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
portrait

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
men (male humans)
portraits
suits (main garments)

6 Related Resources

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Race, Gender, Class, and American Identity
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)
Essay: Cunliffe, Washington, Lincoln, and Douglass
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Writing Activity: Portraiture and Point of View
(Part of: Writing + Art Enrichment Activities)
Iconography and Icons
(Part of: Masculinities)

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