Lot 58 of 350:
Henry Evans prints of wine grapes  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$192
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Lot of 9 Linoleum-Block Prints of grapes, each signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil
Author:
Evans, Henry
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
Date:
1975
Description:

Each 50.5x33 cm (19¾x13"), glued down on backing boards.

Nice selection of original Henry Evans' linocuts of varieties of wine grapes. Henry Evans (1918–1990), proprietor of the Porpoise Book Shop and Peregrine Press, began making botanical prints around 1958, depicting some 1400 subjects in 31 years. During those years he was accorded more than 250 one-man shows in many countries around the world and almost every state. Self-taught as a printer, botanist, and artist, he drew directly from living subjects. He used linoleum as a printing surface and an 1852 Washington Hand Press to make the prints. After printing, the blocks were destroyed.

Includes:

  • Riesling. 107/125.
  • Gamay. 78/130.
  • Zinfandel. 40/139.
  • Pinot Chardonnay. 49/98.
  • Sauvignon Blanc. 21/95.
  • Merlot. 116/140.
  • Sylvaner. 92/115.
  • Pinot Noir. 35/125.
  • Traminer. 63/112.
  • Petite Sirah. 65/110.
Lot Amendments
Condition:
Faint mat-burn, very good.
 
Item number:
291135
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