Guiding Spirit


Arthur B. Davies (1862-1928),  Guiding Spirit, 1918, etching, drypoint and roulette,  signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Czestochowski 55, Second state (of 2), edition of 22, 4 ¾ x 6 7/8, the sheet 8 ¾ x 11 inches.  In good condition apart from some light rust marks or paper imperfections dotting the surface.

A fine impression with substantial burr from the drypoint work, wiped selectively so that the central floating figures are much lighter than the figures below or to the sides.

Printed in black on a cream wove paper.

A superb example of Davies’s Symbolist work as well as a demonstration of his effectiveness in using the medium of printmaking to achieve his aesthetic aims.