104 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010  | 
(212) 254-4710  |  Mon - Fri, 10AM - 6PM
Follow Us:
  • We are happy to call you during the auction and place bids on your behalf. To arrange phone bidding, please call Swann's bid department during business hours.

    (212) 254-4710 ext. 0
    Mon - Fri 10AM - 6PM

     

    Or, e-mail a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to phonebids@swanngalleries.com. Be sure to include a phone number where we can reach you.

    Bids may also be submitted via fax. Send a list of lots with the sale number and your contact information to (212) 979-1017. You will receive a confirmation before the sale.

    Sale 2497 | Lot 155
    Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
    • Click Image To Enlarge

      Additional Images
    • Sale 2497 Lot 155

      MARIE LAURENCIN. "Alice in Wonderland." Complete set of the 6 original plates with hand-finishing for The Black Sun Press edition of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. Colored pencil over printed proofs on wove paper. 275x363 mm; 10 3/4x14 1/4 inches. Each signed in colored pencil, lower margins. Accompanied by a set of the canceled outline proofs on Rives BFK paper, from the printer E. Desjobert, each stamped, signed and dated October 1930, and the prospectus from the publisher. Laid into original portfolio of cream paper over silver boards with bronze cloth spine and cloth ties (worn but holding). Paris, 1930

      Estimate $15,000 - 25,000

      The actual finished originals by Laurencin, inside a set of outline designs printed as proofs. Her original outlines would have been made directly on lithographic stones for printing, whereas this manuscript series was prepared for the printers to create color-separation plates (which explains why the color-printed images in the book do not precisely match the published drawings). One of Laurencin's most famous illustrated books and among the best and most important modern interpretations of Alice in Wonderland.


      Unsold