Frasconi, Antonio. THE WORK OF ANTONIO FRASCONI - 1952-1963 - WOODCUTS, LITHOGRAPHS AND BOOKS. Baltimore Museum of Art, 1963. Octavo, original woodcut pictorial wraps, the original glassine cover, introduction by Charles Parkhurst, 40 unpaginated leaves, with text and illustrations. A Special presentation copy the limited edition of 100 of this exhibition catalogue, with the signed frontispiece of the original woodcut "Baltimore Self-Portrait" removed and laid-in, and replaced with the original color woodcut "Sef-Portrait After Hieronymus Bosch," tipped-on and signed, dated "'63", titled, and inscribed "ed 100" and "imp." and with an additional inscription starting in the lower margin of the color woodcut and continuing onto the margin of the blank sheet, "Chuck, we all thank you! Miguel, Pablo, Leona x/Antonio Nov. 6 '63" (Leona Pierce Frasconi was Antonio Frasconi's wife; Miguel and Pablo are their children. "Chuck" is presumably Charles Parkhurst, then the Museum's Director, and author of the Introduction to the catalogue.). "Baltimore Self-Portrait," woodcut, 1963, 7 1/8 x 5 1/8 inches (image), 8 1/2 x 6 inches (sheet) is the ultimate item included in the catalogue, Number 522 of the numbering begun in the earlier Cleveland Museum catalogue (1953). "Self-Portrait After Hieronymus Bosch," woodcut in colors, 1963, 6 1/2 x 5 1/8 inches (image), 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches (sheet) was likely completed too late for inclusion in the catalogue, but used by Frasconi to create a unique version of the catalogue for Parkhurst. The whole in Fine condition save for a very tiny crease to the lower right corner of the color plate. The book and the two original woodcuts:
Inventory # 12586