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The Seven Deadly Sins

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Leonard Baskin, The Seven Deadly Sins, 1958, illustrated bound book with seven wood engravings on Mokuroku paper, Bequest of Dr. Francis J. Newton, © The Estate of Leonard Baskin; Courtesy Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 2007.54.10

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Title

The Seven Deadly Sins

Artist

Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000)

Related People

author: Anthony Hecht (American, 1923-2004)

publisher: The Gehenna Press (American, established 1942)

Date

1958

Medium

illustrated bound book with seven wood engravings on Mokuroku paper

Edition

68/300

Catalogue Raisonné

Fern and O'Sullivan 355-361

Dimensions (H x W x D)

overall: 7 7/8 in x 8 in x 3/16 in; sheet: 7 3/8 in x 7 5/8 in

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Object Type

book

Culture

American

Credit Line

Bequest of Dr. Francis J. Newton

Accession Number

2007.54.10

Copyright

© The Estate of Leonard Baskin; Courtesy Galerie St. Etienne, New York

Terms

artists' books

books

engraving

intaglio prints

poetry

Description

In The Seven Deadly Sins, Leonard Baskin explored the long tradition of emblem books—didactic volumes common in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that contained illustrations and moral instruction. He wrote, "I was, by 1958, deep in enchanted pursuit of early emblem books. A new friendship was wrought with the splendid poet Anthony Hecht, and given his great interest in formal poetics, a new emblem book inevitably resulted; it is entirely conceived in sixteenth-century modalities."

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