Original wood engraving, printed on Japanese Hosho paper, stamped with the blindstamp of the Paul Nash Trust, and mounted as issued. As published by Garton & Cooke for Twenty four wood-engravings in 1985 in a limited edition of 60 impressions only.
This original wood engraving was first published by Paul Nash in an edition of only 17 signed proofs in 1923. Upon the sale of the remaining contents of the Curwen Press composing room in 1984, seventeen of Paul Nash’s original engraved wood blocks came to light, including the block of Coronilla. A further eight previously uncatalogued blocks were then discovered through the Nash Trustees. Twenty-four of these blocks were used by Garton & Cooke to produce a limited edition of sixty impressions from each block for publication as a set in May 1985. The blocks were printed by Ian Mortimer and the resulting impressions are of consistently high quality. The block for this particular print is now in the permanent collection of the Wolfsonian, Florida.
This engraving is thought to have been inspired by Harold Monro’s poem of the same title. The subject of the poem is the flower which is also the femme fatale that lures man into her shuttered room, drains his energy and kills him.
Excellent original condition.