LUCIEN PISSARRO – Apple picking, c.1905 (1957 first printing)
Wood engraving
Sheet size: 195 x 125 mm
Image size: 65 x 55 mm
Edition: 500 – Signed in plate
Original wood engraving by Lucien Pissarro, monogrammed in the block, executed c.1905 but never published. Designed and engraved by Lucien Pissarro. Reprinted from the original block in the Ashmolean Museum for Notes on the Eragny Press, privately printed at the University Press, Cambridge, for presentation by the University Printer, Christmas 1957. For this exquisite keepsake, 9 of Pissarro's engravings were reprinted from the original blocks, on different papers carefully selected to match the originals. This engraving is printed on off-white laid paper. Unfortunately the back of the preceding engraving has offset a yellowish circle onto this one; while this can be framed out, it has given this engraving a deeper-coloured background than intended. Condition: See description.