Piper, John (1903-1992), 'Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs', Book with original hand-coloured aquatint, various lithographs and two hand-signed cards, 1954

'Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs', Book with original hand-coloured aquatint, various lithographs and two hand-signed cards, 1954

£1,100.00
A copy of the book 'John Piper Paintings, Drawings & Theatre Designs 1932-1954', arranged and with an introduction by S. John Woods, published by Faber & Faber, 1955.

This copy contains as a frontispiece the hand-coloured aquatint 'Figures From a Seal', 1954. One of only 20 copies out of series with the hand-coloured aquatint, there were in addition 50 numbered copies with the hand-coloured aquatint signed by the artist. The aquatint was printed by A. Alexander & Sons Limited, London.


This book also contains a monochrome lithograph and three lithographs in colour specially drawn for this work and printed by Mourlot Frères. The three lithographs in colour are 'Bullslaughter Bay, Pembrokeshire I' (autolithograph, 27 x 21 cm / 31.3 x 25 cm), 'Dryslwyn Castle' (autolithograph, 27.5 x 21 cm / 31.3 x 25 cm) & 'Niton, Isle of Wight' (autolithograph, 21.5 x 28.1 cm / 31.3 x 25 cm). The monochrome lithograph is 'Bullslaughter Bay, Pembrokeshire II' (autolithograph, 27.5 x 22.5 / 31.3 x 25 cm).

In addition, pasted in, are a hand-written postcard written to Peter Foster from John Piper, dated 1968, and a second card hand-written by John Piper dated 30 Jan 1967 and addressed from Fawley Bottom.

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