JONES, David (1895-1974) ~ The Natural Law - for Libellus Lapidum.
Original proof wood engraving printed on japon. Signed and dated by the artist in pencil. Image size 83 x 57 mms, sheet size 130 x 95 mms. Framed.
The last image in Libellus Lapidum for which Jones engraved 16 images. Jones engraved the images spontaneously responding to Pepler’s popping in and out of his workplace reciting satirical rhymes for him to illustrate. On the cover engraving Jones sits with a giant burin behind Pepler on a wingless Pegasus. Dilworth describes the engravings as ‘remarkably free, showing an important advance in liveliness and ease that would make Jones, in Hagreen’s estimation, an engraver equal to Hogarth, Bewick and Blake’