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Gwen Raverat

Gwen Raverat

The Remise Door

artist's proof

Title

:

The Remise Door

Reference

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Selborne and Newman, no. 469; Stone and Brett: 109

Medium

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Wood Engraving

Date

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1937

Image Size

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51 x 84 mm

Sheet Size

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84 x 120mm

Description

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proof wood engraving for 2nd state, signed in the block with initials. Illustrated on p. 45 in the 1941 Nelson edition of Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey.
Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey was first published with illustrations by Gwen Raverat in 1938 by Penguin printed from stereotypes altered by the artist for this publication. In 1941 It was reissued, printed and published by Thomas Nelson using for the first time original wood engraved illustrations designed by Raverat in 1937, rather than with those from 1938 with strengthened whites from the stereotypes. A great deal of definition was lost from these compositions in 1938 when they were printed from stereos, later rectified by Nelson in 1941 who printed directly from Raverat's own blocks. These fine examples of Gwen Raverat's engravings, in proof form were designed and engraved by Raverat in 1937 and were eventually used in the 1941 edition of the book.

References: (SJ) Laurence Sterne. A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, London: Thomas Nelson, 1941(SN) Joanna Selborne and Lindsay Newman. Gwen Raverat: wood engraver, 2003; (SB) Reynolds Stone and Simon Brett. The Wood Engravings of Gwen Raverat, 1989.

Condition

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On cream Japanese paper, strong impression, in fresh condition, very minor remnants of old adhesive to reverse of sheets from old mounts, with new conservation mount and black frame.

Price

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£200.00

Dealer

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Cambridge Book and Print Gallery, Cambridge, UK

+0044 (0)1223 694264

Cambridgeprints@aol.com

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