Item #32040 Artist proof of "As the party was about to retire..."
(Gorey, Edward)

Artist proof of "As the party was about to retire..."

Gorey, Edward (illus.)

(Stuttgart): Edition Domberger, 1975. Single sheet, measuring 11 3/4 by 9 7/16 inches, showing a butler in tails observing an empty display case that had previously held "the Lisping Elbow," an illustration from Edward Gorey's book The Other Statue. Signed by the author with a note in pencil stating that this is an "Artist proof for Domberger." The print is one in a series of seven serigraphs printed in 1975 by Domberger for Diogenes Verlag, Gorey's European publisher. The serigraphs were issued in an edition of 125, though it is unclear how many proof prints were made. Diogenes also issued a series of six etchings by Gorey that same year. Domberger was, and still is, a fine art printer, and their skillful use of silkscreen printing techniques reproduces the intricate details in the wood paneling and overlapping textures of the original. Embossed "Printed by Domberger Stuttgart" in lower left corner. Fine. Item #32040

Price: $1,350.00