Francis Bott proof lithograph for the book ‘Métamorphose’ (plate Vll) . It is the same as the version used in the book. Howver, on the verso is the same lithograph in black and white only. The printer probably decided to reuse the handmade paper as it is an expensive material. The sheet has 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
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.