Illustrated book, this is an OUTSTANDING SET: on the half-title of each volume is a BEAUTIFULLY-EXECUTED SIGNED PENCIL DRAWING BY ERNI, with a dated (November 3, 1977) presentation inscription (to Martin Wachter) running vertically (as was Erni's habit) down the left edge of the page. The drawing in volume I depicts the head of a man; that in volume II depicts the head of a woman
25 x 21 x 0 cm
Both of these drawings are SIGNED IN PENCIL and are in Erni's purest style
4to. Publisher's cloth. FINE AND BRIGHT, in near fine dustjackets. An excellent set.
Two volumes, complete (all published).
The limited-edition catalogue raisonne of Erni's lithographs from 1930 to 1970. 455 items reproduced, one to a page, and thoroughly described. The color prints are illustrated with extremely attractive tipped-in plates.
Hans Erni was a Swiss artist who worked as graphic designer, painter, illustrator, engraver and sculptor. He studied art at the Academie Julian in Paris.Read More