Lot 146: Buday (George, 1907-1990). An archive of woodblocks and other prints by George Buday and other artists, circa 1930s and later, the works by Buday including a window-mounted set of 6 woodblocks 'The Tragedy of Man', all but one titled, numbered 2/12 and signed in pencil to lower mounts, 'England Looks to the Future', 1941, 2 copies, 30 x 20cm (12 x 8ins), both titled in pencil, signed and dated to lower mount, one numbered 6/20, other signed woodblocks include Britannia (x 2, one numbered 49/50), 'The Human Annunciation', numbered 13/50, 'Forest', numbered 30/50, 'Jeanne d'Angleterre', 1939, 2 copies, numbered 3 and 14/20, 2 from The Timon of Athens series, first proof and 3/50, plus approximately 20 mostly unsigned large sheets of woodcuts including duplicates from Transylvanian Folk Ballads series, Life of Jesus, etc., plus 3 printed diplomas for Buday, a group of 6 large photographic portraits of the artist, plus a group of approximately 50 miscellaneous prints, Christmas cards with original designs, etc., many signed by the artists, including 2 etchings by Julius Komjati and 6 wood-engravings by George Carter, many dedicated to Buday, various sizes but many small format. The Hungarian-born British printmaker George Buday emigrated to Britain in 1937 after training in Hungary. He worked as a book illustrator and author of a series of 'Little Books'. The V&A Museum and the British Museum hold collections of his prints and designs for Christmas cards. (a folder)
Dominic Winter's Fine Art & Antiques Auction July 2015
Thursday, 16th July 2015
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