Images of value : the artwork behind US security engraving, 1830s-1980s (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Images of value : the artwork behind US security engraving, 1830s-1980s

Author: Mark D Tomasko; Jerry Kelly; William H Gerdts; Grolier Club,
Publisher: New York : The Grolier Club, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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America became the world leader in security engraving by the 1860s, a result of the antebellum banking system; and picture engraving was the key defense against counterfeiting. Original works by American artists such as F. O. C. Darley, Henry Inman, James D. Smillie, Walter Shirlaw, Alonzo E. Foringer and others are represented in every medium, from beautiful watercolor drawings to large allegorical oil paintings,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: exhibition catalogs
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Named Person: Felix Octavius Carr Darley; James David Smillie; Walter Shirlaw; Henry Inman
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Tomasko; Jerry Kelly; William H Gerdts; Grolier Club,
ISBN: 9781605830674 1605830674
OCLC Number: 972877871
Notes: "Catalogue of an exhibition at The Grolier Club February 22-April 29, 2017" -- Title page verso.
"Typeset in Didot types from the Hoefler Type Foundry, with Chevalier initials for display. Printed on Cougar Opaque paper. Designed by Jerry Kelly" -- Colophon.
Description: 173 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Other Titles: Artwork behind US security engraving, 1830s-1980s
Responsibility: Mark D. Tomasko; preface by William H. Gerdts.

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America became the world leader in security engraving by the 1860s, a result of the antebellum banking system; and picture engraving was the key defense against counterfeiting. Original works by American artists such as F. O. C. Darley, Henry Inman, James D. Smillie, Walter Shirlaw, Alonzo E. Foringer and others are represented in every medium, from beautiful watercolor drawings to large allegorical oil paintings, paired with the bank notes and securities on which the resulting engravings appeared. The frontispiece in each copy is an intaglio print of the vignette "Abundance," engraved by Robert Savage in 1927 from artwork by Alonzo E. Foringer.00Exhibition: Grolier Club, New York, USA (22.02.-29.04.2017).

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