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Invocation- – 1919-20, Color Woodcut.
Rubenstein 27. Proofs only. Signed in pencil.

Image size 3 3/4 x 2 1/8 inches (124 x 54 mm); sheet size 9 1/8 x 6 1/2 inches (238 x 171 mm).

A fine impression, with fresh colors, on tissue-thin, cream laid Japan paper; the full sheet with margins (2 1/8 to 3 1/8 inches). Minor scattered toning to the sheet, several invisibly repaired tears, well away from the image, otherwise in good condition. Extremely scarce.

Each of Weber’s impressions was pulled by the artist without a press, using hand pressure. Inking varied with each impression (and so in this respect each impression is unique).

Provenance: Estate of the Artists James McBey and Marguerite McBey, London, England; by descent in the family.

Collections: Philadelphia Museum of Art (inscribed “to Carl Zigrosser who has been [with me] many years in the struggle.”); Fogg Museum at Harvard.