Ebony Head - from "War Mask" series by Harvey Wilder Bentley

Ebony Head - from War Mask series by Harvey Wilder Bentley

Ebony Head - from "War Mask" series

Harvey Wilder Bentley

Title

Ebony Head - from "War Mask" series

 
Artist
Year
c. 1947  
Technique
monotype 
Image Size
13 3/16 x 8 5/8" image size 
Signature
artist's red seal, lower left 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
ex-libris pasted to paper-backed verso reads "Welcome home! To the Rosenthals / Margaret & Erwin" 
Reference
 
Paper
cream wove mounted to illustration board 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
WIBE101 
Price
$800.00 
Description

Author, poet, printer, publisher and artist Wilder Bentley the Elder was a close friend of Berkeley artist Chiura Obata and Obata helped him develop a seal in Japanese, which Bentley used to sign his work.

Erwin Rosenthal, historian, antiquarian, and scion of the famous Jacques Rosenthal "dynasty" of antiquarian book and manuscript dealers, was born in Germany. He came to the United States in the 1930s, where his lectures and publications were highly praised.

Erwin Rosenthal corresponded with Bentley and authored a number of articles about him. This work was returned to the Bentley family after Erwin's death.