Where There is a Book There is No Sword; Lion of Judah

Ben Shahn, American (born Russia, now Lithuania), 1898 - 1969



Screenprint on Japanese paper

74/145 (about 300 total printed)

Sight: 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm)

Sight: 14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the artist

Art © Estate of Ben Shahn / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY



Place Made: United States, North America


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and inscribed, in black ink, lower left: 145/74 Ben Shahn

Exhibition History

Arts Education Services, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 1984.


The artist; given to present collection, 1952.

Catalogue Raisonne

K. McNulty, The Collected Prints of Ben Shahn, Philadelphia, 1967, no. 63.

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