[Grotesque figure.] No. 47 by Gordon Craig [old ink mss.]
Wood engraving on Japon. Printed area 250 x 170mm (9¾ x 6¾").
A wood engraving of a figure by Edward Gordon Craig (1872-1966), modernist actor, director and scenic designer, son of Ellen Terry and lover of Isadore Duncan. In 1910 he wrote 'A Note on Masks', in which he expounded on the use of masks to capture the audience’s attention, imagination and soul: certainly this figure's features resemble a Japanese Noh mask.
Ex: collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33998] £650.00