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Frank Brangwyn:
Horresco, the original woodblock, 1919

Framed (ref: 2574)

Woodblock, 3 1/2 x 3 in. (9 x 7.6 cm.)

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Original Lawrence’s woodblock, end-grain boxwood, mounted with a woodcut to the reverse, printed posthumously from the block by David Maes, together with original design in black wash.

Provenance: Ct.William de Belleroche; private collection since 1968.
Literature: Walter Shaw Sparrow, Prints and Drawings by Frank Brangwyn, John Lane, London, 1919, illus. p. 57; Dominique Marechal, Collectie Frank Brangwyn, Bruges 1987, illus. p. 266 (inv. 0.2/90(1).III).

‘Horresco’ is a reference to the latin phrase horresco referens: I shudder as I tell
the story.

Horresco is V2125 in Libby Horner’s forthcoming catalogue raisonné.

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