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Print, Great Ideas of Western Man Featuring Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1952

This is a Print. It was designed by Herbert Bayer and created by Herbert Bayer and subject: Ralph Waldo Emerson and made for (as the client) Container Corporation of America. It is dated 1952 and we acquired it in 2016. Its medium is offset lithograph on glossy white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors.

  • Ball Wall Clock, 1949
  • assembled wood, painted wood, steel rods, sheet metal.
  • Gift of The Mel Byars Collection.
  • 1991-26-1

Its dimensions are

35.6 × 28.2 cm (14 × 11 1/8 in.)

It is signed

Printed in red ink, lower right: Artist: herbert bayer

It is inscribed

Printed in black ink, lower left, underneath photographic reproduction of Emerson: R. Waldo Emerson [in handwritten text]

Cite this object as

Print, Great Ideas of Western Man Featuring Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1952; Herbert Bayer (American, b. Austria, active Germany and USA, 1900–1985); offset lithograph on glossy white paper; 35.6 × 28.2 cm (14 × 11 1/8 in.); Museum purchase with funding provided by the Buddy Taub Foundation, Dennis A. Roach and Jill Roach Directors; 2016-54-23

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