Smoke Tree, 1953

Wien 290. Wood engraving on wove japanese paper, full margins. Final trial proof, before the numbered edition of 100. A rare impression printed by the artist. Signed, inscribed “F.T.P.”, titled and dedicated “5/15/53 for Herb West” in pencil.

7 7/8 x 6 in.; 20 x 15.2 cm.

Provenance: Herbert West, Dartmouth College professor of comparative literature