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Stan Washburn (American, b. 1943)

Xylographer, from the series A Moral Alphabet of Vice and Folly

Date: 1984
Medium: Etching
Object Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. (41.28 x 37.47 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of the artist, 2002.008.01.25
Photo Credit: Jueqian Fang
A Xylographer, confident of success, borrowed largely to print great numbers of his images. None sold, however, and when the notes came due he could think of nothing better than to set a match to the pile and climb on. “If I cannot please the public,” he thought, “at least I can disoblige my creditors.”
Moral: It is important to have realistic objectives.

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