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JOHN BUCKLAND WRIGHT


BORN IN NEW ZEALAND, JOHN BUCKLAND WRIGHT (1897-1954)
FORFEITED HIS DREAM OF BECOMING AN ARCHITECT TO INSTEAD
BECOME AN ILLUSTRATOR AND AN ENGRAVER WITH GREAT SUCCESS.
HIS OPEN STYLE OF ENGRAVING CELEBRATES THE FEMALE FORM WHILE
INCORPORATING THE ROMANTIC IDEAL OF THE GREEK GODDESS.

HIS WORK IS HELD IN THE V&A IN LONDON, THE BRITISH MUSEUM
THE TATE LONDON AND ELSEWHERE IN EUROPE AND AMERICA.
HE IS KNOWN TO HAVE ILLUSTRATED OVER 50 BOOKS

THESE IMAGES ARE THE SERIES FROM 'MLLE. DE MAUPIN' RELEASED IN 1938,
THEOPHILE GAUTIERS' ROMANTIC NOVEL WHICH CENTERS ON A LOVE TRIANGLE.
WRIGHT PRODUCED 8 ENGRAVINGS FOR THIS WORK, NOTED BY THE JBW BELOW,
THE REMAINDERS WERE FROM THE SCHOOL OF JOHN BUCKLAND WRIGHT .
THEY ARE IN PERFECT CONDITION AND EACH SELLS FOR C$495.
IMAGE SIZE: 5-1/2" x 7"




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