Retreat from Antwerp, Frank Brangwyn 1927 portfolio

This Frank Brangwyn portfolio was published in 1927


Retreat from Antwerp

La retraite d’Anvers




Image size: 33.5x48cm

Condition: Fine

Sheet size: 45x64cm

Published by: E F d’Alignan and Paul Turpin

Original: Arents house, Bruges

Print number: LXIV (64)


In 1927 the Brangwyn Portfolio was published by E F d’Alignan and Paul Turpin. Responding to a demand for high quality reproductions of his work, Brangwyn himself chose 100 items which he felt were representative of his range of disciplines, including 12 original etchings and three original lithographs. The remaining 85 works were lithographic reproductions of watercolours, pastels and drawings produced by photomechanical means to which Brangwyn and his assistants added chalk or watercolour through stencils, giving the impression of original works. In fact such is the quality of these reproductions that they are frequently mistaken for the real thing, even by leading auction houses.


The folios, presented in a folder measuring 45 x 64cm, were produced in a limited edition of 120, costing 100 guineas each. Most were sold to Japan, America and Europe. Works produced before 1922 were numbered 1-50, before 1927 were numbered 51-100.


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