Howard Hodgkin illustrated book ‘Evermore’ text by Julian Barnes. Bound in original blue wrappers and text pages hand-painted in Primary Cyan Acrylic on Fabriano 5 160 gsm paper. With the dust jacket hand-painted in Primary Cyan Acrylic on Somerset 300 gsm white text paper.
Housed in a silver cloth fitted box (the 2 individual prints are in a folder attached to the lid) and matching slipcase. Titles printed in silver to spine of slipcase. All in excellent condition.
Frontispiece is hand-painted in 3 colour acrylics on Venables laid 185 gsm gelatine sized document paper circa 1950 and 6 hors-texte double page intaglio etchings on copper plates using lift ground sugar life and aquatint, 4 with hand-colouring in acrylics on Aquerelle Arches 185 gsm paper. The book is accompanied with 2 individual lift ground sugar life and aquatint etchings, hand-coloured, (sheet sizes 18.5 x 27 cm; 7.25 x 10.5 inches), signed, numbered and dated on the verso by Hodgkin. First edition, first printing.
The deluxe ‘Blue’ edition limited to 50 copies signed on the limitation page by Barnes and inscribed with a quotation from the book “No morning dawns, No night returns, But what we think of thee”, and signed and dated 1996 by Hodgkin. Hodgkin spent six months interspersing Barnes story with hand-coloured prints, the shades and density of his colouring differing slightly from copy to copy. The individual prints are Untitled (Morris Car) and Untitled (Landscape). Heenk p218-9.Still in its original card box with the number 47 in hand on side. I am assuming this is number 47 from the edition of 50. The box is large but the book is small in size. 6 x 4inches approx.The prints are also small in size.
Publisher: Palawan Press Ltd
Illustrator: Howard Hodgkin
Book ID: 6000917