Widdicombe Fair by Pamela Colman Smith

Widdicombe Fair by Pamela Colman Smith

Widdicombe Fair

Pamela Colman Smith

Title

Widdicombe Fair

 
Artist
Year
1899  
Technique
13 lithographs, colored by pochoir. 
Image Size
about 9-1/8 x 9" each image 
Signature
unsigned; artist's symbol in lower left corners; watercolor signed with initials beneath image, in watercolor. 
Edition Size
216 of 500  
Annotations
numbered in ink 
Reference
 
Paper
slick wove attached to a cream wove support sheet. 
State
published 
Publisher
Doubleday & McClure, Co. 
Inventory ID
17673 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description
A portfolio of 13 pochoir colored images illustrate the song "Widdicombe Fair", a popular dance melody in England at the time, and the title page is the sheet music. Each illustration is tipped-in, on antique-white wove loose support sheets, as issued. The portfolio is bound in maroon leather with cotton ties. A smaller version of the final image, a "ghost horse", is pasted onto the back of the portfolio; a vignette of a man's side profile is on the inside of the title page, along with a lable stating the artist's name and the publisher's information.