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

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 and catalogued by Molly Seiler. 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.", n.d.; 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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