In the Beginning


Edward Landon (1911-1984), In the Beginning, serigraph, 1953, signed in pencil lower, titled lower left, and numbered (7/25) center. Reference: Ryan 102, only state, from the edition of 25. In good condition (no signs of prior matting or framing), with margins (soft folds in margins away from image), 12 x 18, the sheet 15 x 21 1/2 inches.

A very good impression, printed in colors on a cream wove paper.

During his travels from about 1950 Landon devoted himself to the study of pre-Christian Scandinavia art, filling his notebooks with studies of Viking ships, runes, sculpture and design.  The forms in In the Beginning are direct descendants of prehistoric Celtic petroglyphs.