HANS ERNI – Achilles and Cygnus, 1958
Sheet size: 240 x 150 mm
Image size: 98 x 87 mm
Edition: 1500 – Unsigned
An original etching by Hans Erni for the Metamorphoses of Ovid, printed on a hand press on Italian hand-made paper by Giovanni Mardersteig at the Officina Bodoni, Verona. With a copy of the justification page signed by Hans Erni and Giovanni Mardersteig and justified 204/1500. The etchings were designed to act as half-titles for each book of the Metamorphoses, and therefore well above the image bear the words "BOOK THE FIRST", and so on. Condition: Fine.