Laguna Cove by Paul Hambleton Landacre

Laguna Cove by Paul Hambleton Landacre

Laguna Cove

Paul Hambleton Landacre

Title

Laguna Cove

 
Artist
Year
1941  
Technique
woodengraving 
Image Size
5 1/4 x 7 1/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
"FTP", one of 4 known "Final Trial Proofs", aside from the published edition of 200 for the Woodcut 
Annotations
titled, lower left 
Reference
Wien 247 ii/ii; Woodcut Society 20; Zeitlin & Ver Brugge/Landacre 47; Library of Congress 8. 
Paper
soft, white Japanese hosho 
State
Final Trial Proof from state ii/ii 
Publisher
The Woodcut Society, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Presentation Print 20. 
Inventory ID
22802 
Price
$4,500.00 
Description

In the text that accompanied this print Landacre commented: "The subject of this present engraving, 'Laguna Cove', is a favorite spot near Laguna Beach, California. One summer night the moon seemed to illuminate this particular scene and create a pattern of light and shadows that had to be recorded."

Landacre cataloger Jake Wien noted that when the printmaker sold an edition to a publisher he would print a few personal proofs to exhibit, sell, or give as gifts, before sending the block to the publisher's printer to be editioned. He would annotate these as "FTP" for "Final Trial Proof".

"Laguna Cove" is a reworking from a 1935 drawing from which Landacre had done a larger woodcut. This woodengraving was done in two states, this being the second (the first was a single trial proof). There are currently only 4 known FTP impressions known for "Laguna Cove." Landacre carefully titled this impression in printed letters whereas the editioned impressions are signed in a cursive script. He added the "FTP" in tiny penciled letters at the far left.

Landacre later began a second edition which he ambitiously set at 150, printed on a cream wove paper but only 6 impressions are know to exist.

"Laguna Cove", one of Landacre's most popular images is included in the collections of 40 institutions.