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[Progressive Proof (Dark Red)]

Preuve Progressive ( Rouge foncé)
Artist: Maurice Denis (1870 - 1943) Primary
Artist: Jacques Beltrand (1974 – 1977) Woodcutter
Date: 1913
20th century
Dimensions: 10.31 x 6.93 in. (26.2 x 17.6 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Color woodcut on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James M. Reed, 2017.
Accession Number: 2017.35.26
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This set of progressive proofs illustrates the process of making a color woodcut using individually carved woodblocks. The final print was one of 79 illustrations for Les petites fleurs de saint François d'Assise (The Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi), which was also issued in deluxe editions that included a full set of progressive proofs for each woodcut.


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Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes. When emphasizing the individual printed image, use "impressions." Avoid the controversial expression "original prints," except in reference to discussions of the expression's use. If prints are neither "reproductive prints" nor "popular prints," use the simple term "prints." With regard to photographs, prefer "photographic prints"; for types of reproductions of technical drawings and documents, see terms found under "reprographic copies."
public domain
Land owned and controlled by the state or federal government. Also, the status of publications, products, and processes that are not protected under patent or copyright.
color woodcuts
Woodcuts that incorporate color, usually through combining a series of blocks in precise registration that have been inked with individual hues and pressed onto one support.
twentieth century
Century in the proleptic Gregorian calendar including the years 1900 to 1999 (or 1901 to 2000).
nineteenth century
Century in the proleptic Gregorian calendar including the years 1800 to 1899 (or 1801 to 1900).

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