ANDRE MIKHAILOVITCH LANSKOY – Il y eut un soir, il y eut un matin, 1966
Sheet size: 605 x 480 mm
Edition: 125 – Unsigned
"And the evening and the morning were the third day. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days, and years: And let them be lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also." Original lithograph by André Lanskoy, printed by Mourlot on vélin d'Arches. André Lanskoy's version of the Book of Genesis was published by Les Bibliophiles de l'Union Française in an edition strictly limited to 125 copies. Our print does not come from one of these books, but from a portfolio of proofs. We have found no record of the commercial existence of such portfolios, and ours evidently belonged to either the printer, publisher or artist; some of the proofs are untrimmed, and the white edges on these contain pencil annotations concerned with the composition of the book. These oversize prints are in excellent condition with the very occasional tiny nick at the edge. The bottom lefthand corner of this print has been folded over, causing a slgiht crease but no real damage. Ref: Monod 5242. Condition: Excellent, see description.