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Berenice Sydney

1944 - 1983

Psyche and Eros by Berenice Sydney

Psyche and Eros   1968

  Original linocut.
Signed, numbered and dated twice in ink.
S 423 x 418 mm; I 295 x 300 mm
Signed and numbered proof from the projected edition of only 20 impressions - it is unlikely this edition was ever printed in full. Rare.

The wonderful expressive lyricism of this linocut is indicative of the inspiration which lay behind almost all of Berenice Sydney's work. Berenice was a lover of dancing, ballet, and music, and her graphic work reflects this prevailing inspiration in its rhythmic, harmonious fluency of form and movement. Berenice Sydney's works of this nature are beautiful, satisfying, and have no direct counterpart in original English printmaking.

On warm white wove paper with margins, as issued. Traces of previous mounting tape at extreme edges of sheet verso, otherwise very good original condition.