Moab by Edward Gordon Craig

Moab by Edward Gordon Craig

Moab

Edward Gordon Craig

Title

Moab

 
Artist
Year
c. 1940  
Technique
blockprint, printed in green/brown ink 
Image Size
2 1/8 x 2 5/8" irregular image size 
Signature
unsigned 
Edition Size
proofs only 
Annotations
"Final st. no. 9"; "FMIT"? 
Reference
 
Paper
fine laid tissue 
State
final proof of ninth state. 
Publisher
Cranach Press, never published 
Inventory ID
13963 
Price
$350.00 
Description
This impression is annotated in pencil in the lower left margin: "Final St No 9". Craig agreed to illustrate "Robinson Crusoe" in the late 1920's for Count Kessler, to be published by the Cranach Press. Because of the Count's health problems and Craig's slow production the project was abandoned in 1930. Craig revived interest in the project in 1938 and began to work again on the plates but WWII put an end to this creative burst and only a few more designs had been completed. After that he lost interest and the project was left uncompleted. A posthumous edition was printed by his son, published by the Basilisk Press in 1979. Lifetime proofs are extremely rare.