Frank Gasparro Samples Liberty

Description (Brief)
In this page advertising coins, Frank Gasparro drew directly over images of the Peace and Morgan dollars to perfect his own prototype of Lady Liberty. The process of borrowing imagery in this manner to make your own designs was a 20th—century phenomenon. Only when reproductions and prints were cheap and easily available could this type of sampling be done.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sketch
date made
ca 1977
artist
Gasparro, Frank
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 17.5 cm x 18.7 cm; 6 7/8 in x 7 3/8 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
2009.0005.035
catalog number
2009.0005.035
accession number
2009.0005
subject
Art - Currency
See more items in
Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Art of Gasparro
Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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