Edward Ardizzone lithograph proof for the frontis for the book ‘Ali Baba & the Forty Thieves’ . Printed by the Curwen Press in the London, 1949 on hand made laid paper with hand colouring, probably by the artist Edward Ardizzone. Condition: There is a brown mark on the verso of the lithograph, the sheet has some old flattened crease marks in the margins else very good.
Image size 22 x14cm (8.5 x 5.25 inches)
Sheet size 25 x 19cm (10 x 7.5 inches)
I have photographed it opposite the frontis in the book to compare colours. The original lithograph with the hand colouring is to the right of the image.
Provenance of Andrew Murray, the ex-director of the Mayor Gallery in Cork Street London. Andrew Murray knew Edward Ardizonne personally and had arranged several exhibitions for him at the Mayor Gallery in the 1960’s.