Includes 5,200 signatures of 3,700 artists worldwide, listing nationality, birth and death dates, and reference sources. ...more up to date than H.H. Caplan's...and Radway Jackson's...and it contains a larger number of difficult signatures...recommended... --CHOICEA comprehensive directory dealing solely with artists' monograms and signatures that are difficult to identify, including 5,200 signatures of 3,700 artists worldwide and offering information on nationality, birth and death dates, and a broad listing of reference sources from standard and secondary publications.
The signatures fall into six specific categories: monograms, symbols, Cyrillic signatures, illegible signatures, common last names, and alternative surnames. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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