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Progressive Proof (Dark Blue Gray)

Preuve Progressive (Gris bleu foncé)

Artist: Maurice Denis (1870 - 1943) Primary
Artist: Jacques Beltrand (1974 – 1977) Woodcutter
Date: 1913
20th century
Dimensions: 10.43 x 7.05 in. (26.5 x 17.9 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, France
Medium and Support: Color woodcut on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.27
Not on view.

This set of progressive proofs illustrates the process of making a color woodcut using individually carved woodblocks. The final print was one of 79 illustrations for Les petites fleurs de saint François d'Assise (The Little Flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi), which was also issued in deluxe editions that included a full set of progressive proofs for each woodcut.

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