Wood engraving in color on Rives paper, 1951-1964
Limited edition g.a.B
One of one hundred illustrations of Dante’s “Divine Comedy”, after a watercolor. Hand signed in pencil by the artist, also signed in the block. Published by Les Editions d’Art, Les Heures Claires, Paris. Blindstamp of the editor and artistic director of Les Heures Claires, Mr. Jean Estrade, lower left margin. One of several examples annotated “g.a.” with an alphabet letter (there are also twenty-five examples annotated “g.a.” and numbered in Arabic numerals, eight examples annotated ‘g.a.’ and numbered in Roman numerals and some examples not annotated and unnumbered).
9 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. image
12 x 9 in. paper with signature
25 1/2 x 23 in. framed
12 x 9 in. (30.5 x 22.9 cm.)