Counterpoint, 1938

Wien 216 iv/iv. Wood engraving on laid japanese paper. One of 22 signed impressions in the second edition of 25 (the total edition of signed impressions was 53 in three editions). Signed, titled, and numbered II 14/25 in pencil. 

Counterpoint was based on several drawings of female nudes which Landacre superimposed in the final preparatory drawing (illus.15). True to the medium, the figures are reversed in the wood engraving and the dark areas in the drawing appear as white lines in the print. Perhaps Landacre was inspired by the medium of photography when multiple exposures are overlaid in a photograph, as suggested by Wien in his forthcoming catalogue raisonné.

12  x  8 ¼ inches    |    30.5  x  21 cm

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