VICTOR DELHEZ – Au lecteur, 1950
Wood engraving
Sheet size: 310x400 mm
Image size: 230x300 mm
Edition: 220 – Unsigned
Original wood engraving by Victor Delhez, printed by the artist on his own press, on a lightly-coated cream paper. Published by Guillermo Kraft, Buenos Aires, in the portfolio Fleurs du Mal, which was published in an edition of 220 copies, of which this comes from copy 216. This collection of large-scale wood engravings inspired by Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal was published as a print portfolio only, not as a book. Each engraving has a printed credit below to Kraft as the publisher and Delhez as the artist and printer. Most of the sheets have slight bumps in one corner or another, well away from the image; this one has a couple of small insignificant foxmarks in the margins. Condition: Very good, see description.