[Original Fritz Eichenberg Wood Engraving for The Lyrical Poems of Francois Villon; separately issued as a Print by the Limited Editions Club, Signed by the Artist].


Original Fritz Eichenberg (1901–1990) wood engraving—here separately issued as a print—originally prepared for publication as an illustration for The Lyrical Poems of Francois Villon, published by The Limited Editions Club in 1979.

In a mediaeval scene, a lutist or balladier is seen serenading a woman who lifts up her skirt to show her leg while partially exposing her breasts. Behind the man is a fiend with raised knife preparing to stab him. In the background—possibly the square in front of Notre Dame de Paris—a corpse is suspended from a gibbet while overhead, a black crow or raven flies.


Description: [Original Fritz Eichenberg Wood Engraving for The Lyrical Poems of Francois Villon; separately issued as a Print by the Limited Editions Club, Signed by the Artist].

[New York: The Limited Editions Club, c.1979]. Limited Edition, Number 1319 of 2000 hand-numbered in pencil and signed by the artist in pencil. 10¼ x 6½ inches.Printed from the original wood block, under the supervision of the artist, at the Penmaen Press in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Small stain in ample bottom margin; else Near fine.

[3729440]

Price: $75.00

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