Edition of 50
Edition of A/P: 6
Paper type: off-white Japanese, textured
Image size: 2 1/2″ x 2 5/8″
AKA: Motherless Child
Note: this was one of DeArmond’s first printed wood engravings. To accommodate its lengthy title around the small image, Dale titled, numbered, and signed the print along the images’ left, bottom, and right side.
The print is a portrait bust of a walrus who looked so lugubrious that I gave it that very long name. This is a wood engraving, which is something quite different from a woodcut. It is done with engraving tools on very hard end-grain wood – boxwood in this case.
Original price: $15.00