Original Fredrick Carter wood engraving.
Very rare signed lifetime proof impression, from the artist’s personal collection. An exceptionally clear early proof, prior to publication in Frederick Carter, Twenty Drawings (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 unusually large design was drawn onto the prepared wood block which was then cut by W.M.R. Quick. This image is typical of the enigmatic symbolism which abounds thoughout Frederick Carter’s art.
On fine simile Japan paper, with full margins and deckle edge. Fold lines in extreme outer margins, otherwise very good original condition.