BUCKLAND WRIGHT, John. ~ Cynthia appears to Endymion.
Original wood engraving. Image size 20 x 13.5 cms. Printed on thin japanese vellum. Estate stamp of the artist on verso.
Frontispiece engraving for Endymion, by John Keats which was published by the Golden Cockerel Press in 1947. The book contained no less than 58 wood engravings by JBW which he worked on from 1944 until 1947. It was published in a total edition of 500 copies.
This scene depicts the moon goddess, Cynthia, appearing in a dream to the shepherd Endymion while his sister Poena sleeps.
Provenance: From the artist’s daughter.