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1960

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1995

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Poster, "Man, discontented with the present, imagines for the past a perfection that never existed."

This is a Poster. It was designed by Edward Fella. It is dated n.d. and we acquired it in 1995. Its medium is offset lithograph one-sided black paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This object was donated by Edward Fella. It is credited Gift of Edward Fella.

Its dimensions are

61.0 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 in. )

It is signed

Signature imprinted in silver, lower right corner, running upward, sideways: Edward Fella

It is inscribed

Imprinted in silver across upper left corner: "Man, discontented with the present,/ imagines for the past/ a perfection that never existed."/ Comte de Volney (1757-1850)/ Designers and Partners Incorporated/ Skidmore Sahration Incorporated

Cite this object as

Poster, "Man, discontented with the present, imagines for the past a perfection that never existed."; Designed by Edward Fella (American, b. 1938); USA; offset lithograph one-sided black paper; 61.0 x 45.7 cm (24 x 18 in. ); Gift of Edward Fella; 1995-42-62

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