Original Fredrick Carter wood engraving.
Very rare lifetime proof impression, from the artist’s personal collection. A particularly strong, early proof.
This apparently unpublished wood engraving would seem to be the female version of Frederick Carter’s published wood engraving entitled The Guardian Angel, an image which was designed for one of his earliest publications, Frederick Carter, Twenty Drawings, issued in 1918.
Proof impressions from Frederick Carter’s blocks are very rare, the few proofs printed during Frederick Carter’s lifetime having been solely for private use or for distribution amongst the artist’s personal friends. This characteristically symbolic design was drawn directly onto the prepared wood block by Frederick Carter; the block was then cut and worked in detail by either Carter himself or his assistant, W.M.R. Quick, to produce the finished wood engraving.
On fine simile Japan paper, with full margins. Very fine original condition.