Modern Art - ARTHUR WESLEY DOW
Medium: lithograph printed in colors
ARTHUR WESLEY DOW
Lithograph printed in colors, 1895-96, edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is quite good apart from mild toning at the extreme outer edges of the sheet. This is the more common version of this iconic arts and crafts image which was originally published by Louis Prang & Co. in Boston. This smaller, slightly different version was published in a large edition by Les Maitres de l'Affiche (Paris) (Plate 36) and bears their blindstamp in the lower right corner of the margin (Lugt 1777c). This print was created to promote the journal by this name which was edited by J.M. Bowles and published from 1893-1897. A careful comparison between the two versions does show slight differences in color and especially in the design itself. (Note: There is a third version of this print from 1897, printed in Dresden by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann for the portfolio, Das Moderne Plakat.) More research needs to be done on this and we welcome your input.
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