Soliloquy: Vanity of Decision by Benton Murdoch Spruance

Soliloquy: Vanity of Decision by Benton Murdoch Spruance

Soliloquy: Vanity of Decision

Benton Murdoch Spruance

Title

Soliloquy: Vanity of Decision

 
Artist
Year
1949  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
18 3/4 x 13 1/16" image size 
Signature
pencil signed and initialed "PBS" by artist's son, Peter, in lower right (beneath signature). 
Edition Size
Ed 30 (impression number not stated) 
Annotations
pencil titled, dated, and editioned; artist's estate stamp "BS" in lower right beneath signature; numbered "275" beneath signature (possibly referring to the cataloge number for the secondary image of the same name). Registration cross marks in upper and  
Reference
Spruance 274, illustrated p. 176 
Paper
antique-white Rives wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
22866 
Price
$1,000.00 
Description

"Soliloquy: Vanity of Decision" was part of a series of lithographs entitled "Vanity I: Vanity of the Mind", and included another version of this image printed in colors, as well as "Fallen Angel: Vanity of Disagreement", "Of Course He Will Come: Vanity of Hope", "Set Pieces: Vanity of Trust", and "I'll Be What I Choose: Vanity of Ambition", all printed in 1949.

Spruance often didn't sign his prints until they were sold; as such, his wife, Winnifred, and then his two sons, Peter and Stephen, would sign, annotate, initial and stamp the prints themselves after his death.