The Old Print Shop


  • ARTIST: Ben Shahn

  • MEDIUM: Serigraph in sepia with black calligraphy,

    DATE: 1966.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition unspecified. 10 known impressions. Image size 19 7/8 x 16 1/8" (50.4 x 40.8 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Three human and three beast heads merge in this print into one complex image representing the three ages of man. The Hebrew text at the bottom states: "Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; : and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, : and walk in the ways of thine heart, : and in the sight of thine eyes: : but know thou, that for all these things : God will bring thee into judgement." Printing variation of Prescot #68.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: There are 10 known impressions of this print according to Prescott. Signed in black conte crayon upper left below red-orange chop.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.

  • REFERENCE: Prescott #69.