Buckland-Wright, John (1897-1954), 'Leda No. 2', Wood Engraving, 1935

Buckland-Wright, John (1897-1954), 'Leda No. 2', Wood Engraving, 1935

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Titled, dated and inscribed ‘State’ in pencil, and with the artist’s studio stamp on the reverse. Printed on tissue. Edition of 30.

An important print from Buckland Wright’s Surrealist period, he was deeply inspired by his time with Hayter in Paris at Atelier 17 and the artists he met in this milieu.

A copper engraving of the same design also exists entitled ‘Leda No. 1’, it was printed by the artist the same year in an edition of 30.

The subject of this print is the classical myth of the sexual encounter of Jupiter, in the guise of a swan, and Leda. It was a very popular theme among artists and poets from Michelangelo to W. B .Yeats.

Image Size 16.2 x 22.6 cm
Paper Size 19.6 x 27.2 cm
Collection: British Museum
Reference: CBW L.110

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