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Fourteen poems [Cavafy (12 prints illustrating 14 poems by Cavafy) (Portfolio edition D) [A/P]] 1966-7 Description: A book or portfolio of 12 etchings [plus one supplimentary etching] by David Hockney to poems by C.P. Cavafy, translated by Nikos Stangos and Stephen Spender

Collection Title: Illustrations for Fourteen Poems by C.P. Cavafy
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: prints, etching, aquatint Support: Editions A-D on Crisbrook waterlist handmade 1401b Imperial Barcham Green paper, Edition E on Vellum wove handmade 72lb Royal Barcham Green paper
Edition: edition A numbered 1-250; 50 artist's proofs with 1 unsigned loose etching ; edition B Portrait of Cavafy II 250 volumes numbered 251-500; edition C 50 sets of 12 etchings numbered 1-50; edition D with a set of 12 etchings numbered 57-75; 15 artist's proofs; edition E with set of 13 etchings, including Portrait of Cavafy II numbered 1-XXV; 5 artist's proofs
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1967

Edition Notes: The 13 etchings were drawn directly on to copper plates and then etched by David Hockney in London in 1966. The finished plates were steel faced and the editions printed by Maurice Payne and Danyon Black at the Alecto Studios in London in 1966/67. The 14 poems were selected by the artist and translated by Nikos Stangos and Stephen Spender. The typography and book design were coordinated by Gordon House. The text type is Monotype Univers, handset and printed letterpress at Tillotsons (Bolton) Limited, England.
Primary Insc: in pencil: A.P. David Hockney 66
Dimensions: page 46.6 h x 33.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1974
Accession No: NGA 74.207.1-12