Peter BLAKE, Sylvia Beach and James Joyce in front of her bookshop 'Shakespeare & Company' Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1932

Sylvia Beach and James Joyce in front of her bookshop 'Shakespeare & Company' 1983-84
Collection Title: from the portfolio "James Joyce in Paris/ Nine etchings 1983-1984".
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, Intaglio Etching Support: Arches BFK Rives France- medium-weight white lightly textured wove paper
Impression: 20/75
Edition: Edition of 50 plus 18 artist's proofs and 4 printer's proofs. 40 of the 50 sets bound in a cloth portfolio.
Publisher: Waddington Galleries Limited
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1984

Edition Notes: Editioned by Aldo Crommelynck at Atelier Crommelynck in Paris. This set is one of 40 green cloth bound portfolio's . Although the title page states that there are nine etchings in this portfolio, only seven were published.The two prints mentioned in the contents page, not included in the set released for publication are " Drawing of Joyce by Constantin Brancusi" and " portrait of Joyce by Brancusi" According to Alan Cristea of Waddington Graphics, the Brancusi family objected to their release.
Primary Insc: Signed below plate-mark l.r, in pencil "Peter Blake"; numbered below plate-mark l.l., in pencil "20/75"
Tertiary Insc: verso: inscribed.r, in pencil " 1989.2228.3".
Dimensions: plate-mark 18.0 h x 13.0 w cm sheet 33.2 h x 25.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.2228.3
Image rights: © Peter Blake. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia.