Trial Proof for "a, b, c"

Bernard Childs, American, 1910 - 1985


about 1960

Engraving with power tools in black and brown ink

Sheet: 9 13/16 × 9 13/16 in. (25 × 25 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Judith Childs in honor of Anne and Robert C. Simpson, Class of 1953, Thayer 1954, Tuck 1954



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, in graphite, lower left margin: Childs '60; inscribed, in graphite, lower center margin: trial proof for "a b c"; reverse, inscribed, in graphite, upper left: Bernard Childs / (American 1910-1985) / trial proof for "a, b, c" c. 1960 / zinc plate imp. Childs


The artist; Judith Childs [his widow], New York, New York; given to present collection, 2007.

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