Title: Fraternity | Fraternité, 1939
Technique: Complete Set of Nine Original Hand Signed Etchings on Montval Wove Paper with the Accompanying Text and Portfolio
Portfolio size: 24 x 17.5 x 2 cm. / 9.5 x 6.9 x 1 in.
Additional information: Each of the works in the portfolio is hand signed in pencil by each artist.
The portfolio is hand numbered in pencil “97” on the justification page.
This portfolio was printed in the limited edition of 101 by Atelier 17 and Henri Hecht, there were a further 12 copies produced for the collaborators.
Presented in the original green paper bound portfolio sleeve and cover. The cover bears a further etching by Stanley William Hayter.
The portfolio contains the poem by English poet Stephen Spender, titled “Fall of a City”. The poem was translate into French by Louis Aragon, who has signed the translation “Aragon” in pencil.
The contributing artists are:
1. John Buckland-Wright
2. Stanley William Hayter
3. Josef Hecht
4. Dalla Husband
5. Wassily Kandinsky
6. Roderick Mead
7. Joan Miró
8. Dolf Reiser
9. Luis Vargas
Note: This work was commissioned in support of the Spanish Republic and was published to mark the fall of Madrid on 29th March 1939.
Provenance: From the Library Collection of R. & B. L., Paris (with their label)
Condition: Very good condition. Minor toning of the interior pages. The portfolio case showing minor signs of wear.