Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fine Art Prints, Part 12 - The Posthumous Prints

In previous posts, I have shown all of the Fine Art Etchings printed by Edward Gorey during his lifetime. After Mr. Gorey's death, it was discovered that there were additional etching plates which were finished, but had not yet been printed. These 17 images constitute The Posthumous Prints. Each of these prints is numbered by hand in pencil and signed with an embossed artist's signature.

In 2003, the Gotham Book Mart took three of the previously unprinted plates and created runs from each image. These are difficult prints to locate today because the runs have sold out, and are only available on the secondary market.

They include:

Boy on Aspic Holding Hat Aloft; Edition size - 99 prints. I am showing #99/99. This is either a very small boy, or a very large aspic.
Ballerina; Edition size - 150 prints. I am showing #150/150. A lovely, haunting image with no crosshatching.
A Spectral Child Appears Before the Big Cat; Edition size - 50 prints. I am showing #13/50. This is an atmospheric image, with both the cat and boy fading into the background.
I will show the other Posthumous Prints in a later post.

1 comment:

Jean said...

I've been going through your posts for a little while now and have very much enjoyed all your great Goreyana! How lucky you are to have been able to collect all of this. :)