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AARON DOUGLAS (1899 - 1972) Emperor Jones.
Set of 4 woodcuts on Japan paper, 1926. Each 205x140 mm; 8x5 1/2 inches, full margins. Each signed, titled, dated 1972, inscribed "Imp." and numbered 10/20 in pencil, lower margin. A later edition (of 3). Each superb, dark impressions of these scarce prints.
It is estimated that the artist printed approximately 100 impressions - a small edition of prints at the time of the publication, three later editions of 15, 15, and 20 each and occasional printings outside the edition. Douglas was originally commissioned by Theatre Arts Monthly to design a series of woodblock illustrations for the Eugene O'Neill play Emperor Jones in 1926.