ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The original artwork by Edward Ardizzone for "Arcadian Ballads" with text by James Reeves, [1977]

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ARDIZZONE (EDWARD)
The original artwork by Edward Ardizzone for "Arcadian Ballads" with text by James Reeves, [1977]

Sold for £ 4,845 (US$ 6,091) inc. premium
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD)
The original artwork by Edward Ardizzone for "Arcadian Ballads" with text by James Reeves, comprising 17 pen and ink illustrations (5 double page, approx. 150 x 330mm.; 5 full-page, approx. 250 x 190mm.; 7 smaller), one large pencil sketch, the original hand-written texts by Reeves, and 2 printed texts pasted onto the sheets next to the smaller drawings and double-page illustrations, or on separate sheets, some pencil proofing annotations and pagination numerals, together 28 sheets (of which 24 double-page, approximately 6 with text only, others half-sheet), full sheet 250 x 395mm., [1977]

Footnotes

  • A COMPLETE MOCK-UP WITH SEVENTEEN ORIGINAL PEN AND INK ILLUSTRATIONS BY ARDIZZONE OF ARCADIAN BALLADS, with hand-written texts by the the author, James Reeves. It was first published as a limited edition by The Whittington Press in 1977; a trade edition followed in 1978. Ardizzone did not produce cover artwork for either edition, the first having a patterned cloth binding, the dust-jacket to the second using a detail of Ardizzone's illustration of Narcissus staring at his reflection in a pool. Reeves' poems are adapted from stories told by Ovid in his Metamporphoses, including tales of Echo and Narcissus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pan and Syrinx, Arachne, and Callisto.

    Provenance: Edward Ardizzone, and by descent to the present owner.
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ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The original artwork by Edward Ardizzone for "Arcadian Ballads" with text by James Reeves, [1977]
ARDIZZONE (EDWARD) The original artwork by Edward Ardizzone for "Arcadian Ballads" with text by James Reeves, [1977]
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