EDWARD BAWDEN – Abstract design for Signature, 1937
Sheet size: 245 x 185 mm
Image size: 200 x 115 mm
Edition: Size of edition unknown; extremely scarce – Unsigned
Original copper engraving by Edward Bawden, as issued in the Curwen Press graphic arts journal Signature. Printed at Curwen on Cylinder wove paper. There is a little mild foxing on the verso of the sheet which is just visible in places on the recto, without detracting from the image. The bottom righthand corner of the sheet has a slight crease. This abstract design is a highly unusual work by Bawden, and very rare. Oliver Simon in Printer and Playground says that 444 copies of this issue of Signature were sold, but many fewer seem to have survived. Ref: Greenwood MG.024. Condition: Very good, see description.