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Ian Fleming

1906 - 1994

Comment 16 by Ian Fleming

Comment 16   1978

  Original etching with aquatint.
Signed, dated and inscribed in pencil.
S 241 x 333 mm; P & I  167 x 248 mm
Original Ian Fleming etching.

Excellent impression printed in green ink. A special artist’s proof impression, aside from the normal edition, inscribed by the artist in pencil “Comment 16. A/P. Ian Fleming 78”.

Comment 16 is a striking example of Fleming’s mature work, his style having become increasingly independent and modernistic as his career progressed. The etched inscription on this plate reads:
Look to this day, for it is Life. In its brief course lie all the varieties & realities of your existence: the bliss of growth; the glory of action; the splendour of beauty. For yesterday is already a dream and tomorrow is only a vision. But today, well-lived, makes yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. Such is the salutation of the dawn.

On heavy cream wove paper with full margins. Very fine original condition.