Beowulf by Joseph Anthony Mugnaini

Beowulf by Joseph Anthony Mugnaini

Beowulf

Joseph Anthony Mugnaini

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Title

Beowulf

 
Artist
Year
1953  
Technique
lithograph 
Image Size
8 13/16 x 6 1/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
9 of 20 
Annotations
titled in pencil and editioned 
Reference
illustration for "The Age of Fable: or Stories of Gods and Heros" by Thomas Bulfinch, published by Heritage Press or Limted Editions Club in 1958; Georgetown University 1959, brochure no. 23 
Paper
ivory wove Rives 
State
 
Publisher
 
Inventory ID
23765 
Price
$400.00 
Description

A lithograph by Joseph Mugnaini in 1953, working with the California Master Printer, lithographer Lynton Kistler. From a series of mythological themes done in editions of 20. This impression is accompanied by an 'authentication' from Kistler and signed by Mugnaini.

Mugnaini began his long-time collaboration with author Ray Bradbury in 1952, during which time he interpreted and illustrated many of Bradbury's books, including "Fahrenheit 451" through the "Martian Chronicles".

Beowulf is a legendary 6th century hero based upon an Anglo-Saxon Epic poem from the 7th century. Beowulf became king of the Geats and decades later he was mortally wounded in his final battle with a dragon. In fear, his army deserted him save for Wiglaf who witnessed the death of his king and the dragon.

 

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