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Gypsy Fortune Teller

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Gypsy Fortune Teller

ca. 1930-1939
20th century
408 x 313 mm (16.1 x 12.3 in.)

Oscar Weissbuch, American, (1904–1948)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Woodcut printed in brown, blue-green, and black inks on thin Asian wove paper
Print impression quality: Good
Edition: Finished proof; there are 3 stage proofs from 3 separate blocks for this print. Stage proof 1 printed in brown (1940.D1.198.1), stage proof 2 printed in blue-green (1940.D1.198.2), and stage proof 3 printed in black (1940.D1.198.3)
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right: “Oscar Weissbuch”; inscribed in pencil, lower left: “Gypsy Fortune Teller”; inscribed in pencil in unidentified hand, lower left: “Finished Proof”
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1940
Accession Number: 1940.D1.198.4

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  • divination - Art or practice of foreseeing future events or obtaining secret knowledge through divine sources, omens, or oracles; it is based on the belief that revelations are offered to humans in extrarational forms of knowledge. CCE [November 1994 alternate term added. January 1992 descriptor added.]
  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • print states
  • Romanies - LC sh 85058109

  • image Dimensions: 408 x 313 mm (16.1 x 12.3 in.)

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