Saturday, January 10, 2009

Shaka, king of the Zulu

Shaka, king of the ZuluThis engraving by James Saunders King (1781 - 1828), who had been a british naval officer, is the only authentic portrait of Shaka, king of the Zulu. Standing with the long throwing assegai and the heavy shield in 1824 - four years before his death
Image Licensing: This image is a faithful reproduction of a two-dimensional work of art and thus not copyrightable in itself in the U.S. as per Bridgeman Art Library v. Corel Corp.; the same is also true in many other countries. The original two-dimensional work shown in this image is free content because: This image (or other media file) is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

This applies to the United States, where Works published prior to 1978 (in this case 1844) were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 are now in the public domain and also in countries that figure copyright from the date of death of the artist (post mortem auctoris in this case James Saunders King 1781 - 1828) and that most commonly run for a period of 50 to 70 years from the last day (december 31st) of that year. from that date. please check your local law.

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