Sheet size: 225 x 170 mm
Edition: 308 – Signed by artist
Ajax. Original gravure sur cuivre by Lyuben Dimanov, enhanced with pochoir colouring hand-applied under the direction of the artist by André Jacomet, signed by Dimanov in pencil. There is no platemark, and as the plates are rather ambiguously described as "gravures" we are uncertain what technique was used, though each plate was engraved by the artist; therefore we classify this as a pochoir. Printed on Lana wove paper by Jean Malinvaud. One of 30 gravures by Dimanov for an edition of the Metamorphoses of Ovid. The first 300 copies of the book, printed on Hollande van Gelder, were accompanied by two suites of the gravures printed on Lana: the first in colour, and hand-signed by the artist, the second in black, unsigned. This print comes from the signed colour suite accompanying copy 219. There were a further 2600 copies of the book. Condition: Mint.