A Winter-Seeming Summer's Night - from the John Donne Series by June Claire Wayne

A Winter-Seeming Summers Night - from the John Donne Series by June Claire Wayne

A Winter-Seeming Summer's Night - from the John Donne Series

June Claire Wayne

Title

A Winter-Seeming Summer's Night - from the John Donne Series

 
Artist
Year
1957  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
16 1/16 x 21 13/16" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
29 of 35  
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned; artist's chop in lower left 
Reference
Conway 122; Basket 106; Gilmour 50 
Paper
cream Rives BFK 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
18349 
Price
$2,000.00 
Description

An image from the "John Donne Series" of thirteen lithographs, five etchings and at least seven related drawings.

"...A Winter-Seeming Summers Night" was done by Wayne in June of 1957 as part of the "John Donne Series." It was an homage to Donne's poem "Love's Alchemy" passage: "So, lovers dreame a rich and long delight / But get a winter-seeming summers night."

Until the Donne series Wayne had worked with Los Angeles printer Lynton Kistler, who was having trouble printing the washes she was using. Wayne found the printer for this series in Paris. She had contacted the artist Mario Avati to get the name of his printer and was introduced to Marcel Durassier by Avati.

After the experience of working with printers who were not artists she went on to found Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Los Angeles as a partial solution for the problem.