[Original drawing:] 'Unicorn', for 'The Most Wonderful Animals that Never Were' by Joseph Wood Krutch.

Baynes (Pauline)

[Original drawing:] 'Unicorn', for 'The Most Wonderful Animals that Never Were' by Joseph Wood Krutch.

Description: black ink with some heightening in white, some pencil marks visible, 16 x 10.5 cm approx (image size, framed size 44 x 34.5 cm) mounted and framed in English oak under museum glass using high-grade acid-free materials, very good condition

Publication Details: circa 1969

Notes: Signed by the artist in pencil and with her note as to the book and section for which it was intended. A striking image, showing the unicorn taking comfort in the company of flower-bearing maidens whilst a hunter with dagger drawn lurks behind a tree. Baynes's later work demonstrates a growing repertoire of technique; here the mottled effect that softens the borders of the image works in the service of her established ability in composition - a quality reflected in the printed version, but considerably clearer in this original. ...more

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Price: £2,000

Subject: Modern Illustrated

Published Date: 1969

Stock Number: 63981

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