A Rake's Progress: 14 plates

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  • Literature

    see Scottish Arts Council 17, 19-31
    see Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 12, 14-26
    see Editions Alecto 430, 432-444

  • Catalogue Essay

    After the two sets were pulled in 1963, the sixteen cancelled plates for A Rake's Progress were presented by Editions Alecto to the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, in whose collection they remain.

    Including: The Arrival; Meeting the Good People (Washington); The Gospel Singing (Good People) Madison Square Garden; The Start of the Spending Spree and the Door Opening for a Blonde; The Seven Stone Weakling; The Drinking Scene; Marries an Old Maid; The Election Campaign (with Dark Message); Viewing a Prison Scene; Death in Harlem; The Wallet Begins to Empty; Disintegration; Cast Aside; and Meeting the Other People

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FROM THE ARCHIVE OF EDITIONS ALECTO

A Rake's Progress: 14 plates

1963
Fourteen etchings with sugar-lift aquatint in black and red, on Crisbrook Royal Hotpress paper, with margins.
all I. 30 x 40 cm (11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in.)
all S. approx. 49 x 61 cm (19 1/4 x 24 in.)

Unsigned impressions, from one of two sets taken from the 16 cancelled plates (the edition was 50 and 10 artist's proofs), published by Editions Alecto in association with the Royal College of Art, London, all unframed, lacking Receiving the Inheritance and Bedlam.

Estimate
£6,000 - 8,000 

sold for £15,625

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London Auction 19 January 2017