Francis Bott proof lithograph for the book ‘Métamorphose’ (plate Vll) . Printed in black and white, the colour is hand painted. The colours used for the hand colouring are similar to the printed version. Printed on hand made wove paper with the printers registration marks, the crosses, at the top and bottom of the margins. In good condition. (Reference: Henze 1325)
Sheet size 50 x 34 cm (19.75 x 13.5 inches)
The proof was printed for the publication of the book titled ‘Métamorphose’. The folio comprised of seven original zinc lithographs by Frances Bott and was inspired by a poem by Muggiasca. The book is printed on handmade paper and was published by Galleria Henze-Campion d’Italia in 1980. (Sette litografie a Colori di Francis Bott inspirte a Posie di Fabio Muggiasca. Sieben Farblithographies von Francis Bott zu Gedichten von Fabio Muggiasca.
The edition was printed as the following:
50 examples numbered and signed by the artist. Signed by artist and author at rear.
7 were numbered in roman numerals, with an original drawing.
8 examples of ‘epreuves des artistes’ were reserved for artist and author.
10 examples stamped.