Apple Picking (September) - CLARE LEIGHTON
Medium: wood engraving
Wood engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 209; edition 100. 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a very fine, rich impression printed on a thin Japanese paper with all the fine details of the block printing clearly. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is from her celebrated Farmer's Year series. The first edition from the block was sixty impressions with thirty intended for England and the other thirty for America. Our impression is from the later printing from the 1970s which was intended to be 100 impressions. It's highly unlikely that all these were printed given the rarity of this important print from either edition.
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