Posters by Edward Penfield

Collection Data

Posters by Edward Penfield drawn mostly for Harper Publications. Collected and bound by The New York Public Library, 1931.
Penfield, Edward, 1866-1925 (Artist)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890 - 1907 (Approximate)
Place: New York
Publisher: Harper Publications
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Art & Architecture Collection
Shelf locator: MDWS+++ (Penfield) (Penfield, E. [Posters])
United States
Ownership: Draper Collection
Biographical/historical: The advent of the art poster in America is traceable to the publication of Edward Penfield's poster advertising the March 1893 issue of Harper's. Unlike earlier advertising posters, Penfield's work presented an implied graphic narrative to which text was secondary. In this way, and subsequently, in the hands of major artists such as Penfield, Will Bradley and Ethel Reed, the poster moved from the realm of commercial art to an elevated, artistic position.
Physical Description
Extent: 60 col'd mounted pl. fol.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 40665654
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b13984340
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 488d5d30-c6c8-012f-2f10-58d385a7bc34
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