BUCKLAND WRIGHT, John. ~ Dolores II, Tailpiece.
Wood engraving for Dolores on japanese paper. Second edition, with the original block worked into a silhouette by Buckland Wright. From the estate of the artist with the studio stamp on the verso. Image size 5 x 5 cms, sheet size 16 x 25 cms. With title in pencil by the artist’s wife at the bottom edge of the sheet.
Dolores, by Algernon Swinburne. printed privately by Stols of Maastricht for Baron Emile van der Borch with 11 wood engravings by JBW. The first edition was printed in 50 copies and the second, as here, with the wood blocks being further worked in an edition of 40 copies.
The tailpiece includes the three ravens from the coat of arms of the van der Borch family, happily perched around a female nude.