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Lot 34: Edward Wolfe RA (South African, 1897-1982) SONG OF SONGS

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by Whyte's

24 October 2016

Dublin, Ireland

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Description: each signed in pencil in the margin lower right and numbered [70/250] lower left

Notes: Beautiful portfolio of twelve colour lithographs on silver paper in a green linen solander presentation box with silver decorated upper and titled spine.

South African born Edward Wolfe studied at the Slade School of Art in 1916-1918 during which time he was invited by Nina Hamnett to join Roger Fry's Omega Workshops. His first exhibition was held there in 1918. A solo exhibition followed two years later at Leon Levson's Gallery in his native Johannesburg.
A retrospective exhibition of Wolfe's work was hosted by the Arts Council in 1967 and he was elected a member of the Royal Academy in 1972. A further retrospective was held in 1997 at the Paisnel Gallery. Examples by Wolfe can be found in the Tate among others public collections.

Song of Songs:
250 sets numbered 1-250, 25 sets numbered I-XXV HC. Signed Wolfe in pencil. Twelve illustrations printed offset lithography by Adrian Lack a the Senecio Press, Charlbury on aluminium lined paper in four colours and matt varnish using Hostmann Steinberg inks. Mounted on Velin Arches 160 gsm Blanc. Text hand-set in 18-point Caslon type and printed by John and Rosalind Randle at The Whittington Press, Andoversford. Bound by Weatherby Woolmough. Edited by James O'Connor.


Provenance: Collection of George & Maura McClelland

Dimensions: h:19 w:14d:1.50in.

Artist or Maker: Edward Wolfe RA (South African, 1897-1982)

Medium: coloured lithograph on silver paper; (nos. 70 from an edition of 250); (12)

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