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William M. Auerbach-Levy
American (Brest-Litovsk, Russia, 1889 - 1964, Ossining, NY) Primary

Brittany Peasant


11 7/8 in. x 9 7/16 in. (30.16 cm x 23.97 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2012.27.251
Other Number(s): 522 (Donor Number)
Geography: North and Central America, United States
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Drypoints
Culture/Nationality: American
Collection: Levine Collection

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  • drypoint - Intaglio process in which a sharp needle scratches the plate creating a burr that yields a characteristically soft and velvety line in the final print.
  • drypoints - Prints made using the drypoint process, whereby a sharp needle scratches the plate creating a burr.
  • etchings - Prints made from an etched printing plate, which is a metal plate on which a design is made by coating the plate with an acid-resistant substance, creating a design in the coating, and then exposing the plate to acid, which etches the plate where the metal is exposed. For designs incised directly into a copper plate using a burin or graver, use "engravings (prints)."
  • figures - Illustrations, diagrams, etc. that are printed along with the text of a book for the purpose of clarifying or illustrating the text of a book.
  • hats - Shaped coverings for the head having a brim and crown, or one of the two.
  • peasants - Free people who support themselves by tilling the soil, either as small landholders or hired laborers. For the social class comprised of these people, use "peasantry." For those in a condition of servitude under feudalism, owing services to a lord and commonly attached to the lord's land, use "serfs."
  • profiles - Refers to side views of figures, especially when a clear outline is emphasized. For certain orthographic drawings of objects or structures, use "profiles (orthographic projections)."

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  • Plate Dimensions: 11 7/8 x 9 7/16 in. (30.163 x 23.971 cm)

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