The portfolio comprising 12 Woodcut in colours, title sheet, table of contents, imprint and text sheets, published by L'Image littéraire, Paris/Nice, and Rafael Finelli-Feugère, New York 1950.
All signed and numbered 65/150 as well a signed by the autor of the introductorytext, Robert Rey. Each typographicallyinscribed in the lower margin. The texts signed by the authors. Typographically numbered in the imprint. On laid paper by Van Gelder Zonen (with watermark). cm ( in)Up to 33,3 x 26,6 cm (13,1 x 8,8 in). Sheet: 46,5 x 36,5 cm (18,3 x 14,3 in)
Woodcuts by Gérard Angiolini after originals by: Georges Braque, Maurice Brianchon, Marc Chagall, François Desnoyer, Raoul Dufy, Marie Laurencin, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Maurice Utrillo, Kees van Dongen, Maurice de Vlaminck, Henry de Waroquier as well as texts by, among others, Jean Cocteau, Jean Cassou and André Maurois. With a 54 sheet suit of press proofs of single blocks for the work by Maurice Utrillo. Printed by Coulouma Imprimeur, Paris. Loose sheets in orig. boards wrapper in orig. leather case. The complete set. [KD]
Prints and texts in good condition. Slightly bumped in places of margin, partly with few tiny brown stains. Suite foxed. Case and cover broken and with stronger traces of use.