"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful
"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful

"The Angel" -- 1986 artist's book of 18 meticulous pen & ink sequenced drawings -- really beautiful

Hardcover. We wish we could decipher the artist's name. Caingh? Canigh? Cenigh? Presumably a male, with inscription on last page with 7-line poem to his "dear one, little love." 10 x 9.5 inches, boards with "dust jacket" sewn from pieces of black velvet, blocked cotton, Dutch paisley brocade, satin, linen, etc. Each drawing on heavy cottony cool gray-blue paper is approximatelty 7.5 x 7.25 inches mounted on thick sheets of creamy Arches, and taped together in accordion folds. There are 18 drawings, seemingly sequenced in a narrative of several kinds of angels and their interactions with each other, comforting and loving each other as well as confronting each other as they swoop in and out of clouds, over forests, in the moonlight, over a church, over a mortal woman, etc. The drawings are very accomplished, with a Gorey-like meticulousness and cross-hatching, and done with a fine-point pen as well as broader strokes of ink, and have elements of Picasso, Chagall, Harry Clarke and Audrey Beardsley, plus manga and animé, etc. We found this in a box of purchases we must have made at least a decade ago, and have no clue at all who did this, where, etc. But it's amazing. Very Good. Item #H15600

Price: $1,000.00

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