The Idle City - VICTOR DELHEZ
Medium: wood engraving
Wood engraving, 1936, Breda catalogue 465 (DT 13), edition unknown. 8 15/16 x11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "épreuve d'artiste." This is a good impression with full margins. Very good condition. This is one of twenty-one wood engravings which Delhez produced for "A Dreamer's Tales," by Lord Dunsany (1910). Delhez was living in Bolivia at the time and was corresponding with the Irish fantasy author. "Suddenly they fell upon one another, sword to scythe" (The city of Antwerp is pictured below.) This engaging image is referred to in one catalogue as "strijd tussen goed en kwaad," which is to say, the fight between good and evil.
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