BUCKLAND WRIGHT, John. ~ Dolores, First Edition.
Set of 12 white line wood engravings for the first edition of Buckland Wright’s Dolores, including an extra design not used in the book and the head and tail piece. Each print is on a sheet of japon paper 25 x 16 cms, 10 of the images are 10 x 5 cms and two smaller images 5 x 5 cms which were the head- and tail-pieces for the book. Each of the prints is on thin proofing paper, mounted by the artist on thick handmade paper with the studio stamp of the artist on the back.
Dolores was privately printed in only 50 copies by A.A.M. Stols in Maastricht for Baron Emile van der Borch, and is very rarely on the market. It was comprised of 11 white line wood engravings, each of the engravings is a female nude. Buckland Wright worked further on the blocks after this edition was published and hence there is a second edition in 40 copies in which the images appear as silhouettes.
An extra design not used in the book is included here.
Baron van der Borch was a prominent patron and admirer of Buckland Wright and he began comissioning work from him after seeing his work for the JBW Editions Cupid’s Pastime which appeared in 1935. He comissioned Deux Poèmes and Dolores from him amongst several other items. Unfortunately the commissions were stopped by the Nazis who shot the Baron whilst in his early twenties.