JONES, David (1895-1974) ~ Everyman.
Original proof of a very early state of the wood engraving printed in black and highlighted in white. Image size 165 x 141 mms, sheet size 267 x 188 mms. Mounted.
A very early state of the engraving intended for an edition of Everyman suggested to the artist by Robert Gibbings which was announced in the Golden Cockerel Press Spring 1932 prospectus but which was later abandoned. According to Thomas Dilworth, he found the medieval morality play ‘utterly’ uncongenial.
The image is rare as there was an edition of only 30 signed prints and a very small number of proofs.
From the estate of David Jones.