Original Fredrick Carter wood engraving.
Very rare lifetime proof impression, from the artistís personal collection. A particularly strong, early proof.
This apparently unpublished wood engraving is related to Frederick Carterís published engraving entitled The Bathers, an image which was designed for his seminal publication, The Dragon of the Alchemists, issued in 1926.
Proof impressions from Frederick Carterís blocks are very rare, the few proofs printed during Frederick Carterís lifetime having been solely for private use or for distribution amongst the artistís personal friends. This 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.