B o r i s-- A r t z y b a s h e f f - - - 1 8 9 9 - 1 9 6 5

The Last Trumpet - - 1937, Wood Engraving.

LC 1. Edition 200, Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 11 5/16 x 7 7/8 inches (287 x 200 mm); sheet size 14 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches (375 x 286 mm).

A brilliant black impression, on cream Japan, with full margins (1 5/8 inches); original glue staining in the top left and right sheet corners, verso, barely visible recto and well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition.

1937 Presentation Print, Twelfth Publication of the Woodcut Society. In the original Woodcut Society presentation folder with a biographical forward & commentary by Carl Carmer.

‘The combination of technical excellence, poetic imagination, and the uniquely personal which has made Artzybasheff one of the best known and most admired of American illustrators is characteristically evident in this strongly conceived and strongly executed print." The Last Trumpet –Carl Carmer, The Woodcut Society.

Exhibited: Pressed In Time: American Prints 1905-1950, The Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, 2007-2008. Reproduced: American Prints in the Library of Congress: A Catalog of the Collection, John Hopkins Press, 1970 and in James Swann: In Quest of a Printmaker, Czestochowski, 1990; Pressed In Time: American Prints 1905-1950, Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, 2007.

Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Auckland Art Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Hood Museum (Dartmouth), Library of Congress (Pennell Fund purchase), National Gallery of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Terra Foundation for American Art, Yale University Art Gallery.


Judgement Day, Archangel Gabriel, Apocaplyse, Skyscrapers, Last Days