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Fred Richards

1887 - 1932

The City of Dreams (Venice) by Fred Richards

The City of Dreams (Venice)   1927

  Original etching.
Signed, titled and inscribed in pencil.
S 255 x 319 mm; P & I 192 x 249 mm
Special presentation proof, dedicated by Richards in pencil “To my friend ‘Kenneth Holmes’ – some ‘devil’. March 31. 27.”. Signed, titled and further inscribed (Trial proof)” and with a cartoon remarque of a running bird.

Arguably the best print by Fred Richards. Outstanding presentation proof impression printed with plate tone. A proof aside from the normal edition, selected specially by the artist for his friend and fellow printmaker, Kenneth Holmes.

Fred Richards was overwhelmed by Venice which he described as “the City of my Dreams”

On pale cream wove paper with full margins. Excellent original condition.