[Milton-L] Decaris illustrations of Samson Agonistes

Wittreich, Joseph JWittreich at gc.cuny.edu
Tue Aug 24 10:17:46 EDT 2010


I'm so grateful for this posting!!!!  Thank you.  Joe Wittreich

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From: milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu [milton-l-bounces at lists.richmond.edu] On Behalf Of Carol Barton [cbartonphd1 at verizon.net]
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Thank you for this, John. A rare find, indeed!

Best to all,

Carol Barton

Aug 24, 2010 08:45:22 AM, milton-l at lists.richmond.edu<mailto:milton-l at lists.richmond.edu> wrote:
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> There is a set of beautiful engravings by Albert Decaris on Ebay. I do
>not think these can be seen anywhere else online:
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>
>target="_blank"><http://shop.ebay.com/art4sale.com/m.html?_nkw=samson+milton&_sacat=0&_odkw=milton&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313>http://shop.ebay.com/art4sale.com/m.html?_nkw=samson+milton&_sacat=0&_odkw=milton&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3911.c0.m270.l1313
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ARTIST: ALBERT DECARIS (1901-1988)

TITLE: FROM THE SAMSON AGONISTES SUITE c.
>1939

This RARE ENGRAVING is from the Limited Edition Suite "John Milton
>Samson Agonistes". This engraving is a very strong impression by WORLD RENOWNED
>Artist Albert Decaris (Read biography below). The suite is limited to only 55 in
>the world.

MEDIUM: Limited Edition Engraving of ONLY 55
>in the world. Since this was created in 1939, I suspect not all 55 are still in
>circulation making this piece even more RARE!

SIZE: 15 x 11 inches unframed

>
> Page xii of the preface "Why Milton Matters" has a brief reference putting
>this in the context of its time:
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>target="_blank"><http://books.google.com/books?id=h2L0NJltqDwC&pg=PR12&lpg=PR12&dq=decaris+samson+1939&source=bl&ots=ArQGi232-y&sig=v2Z3roINvE9dOMrjtTIZO4_ufPo&hl=en&ei=g7tzTNbtM8Wclge8-onICA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCoQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=decaris%20samson%201939&f=false>http://books.google.com/books?id=h2L0NJltqDwC&pg=PR12&lpg=PR12&dq=decaris+samson+1939&source=bl&ots=ArQGi232-y&sig=v2Z3roINvE9dOMrjtTIZO4_ufPo&hl=en&ei=g7tzTNbtM8Wclge8-onICA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=7&ved=0CCoQ6AEwBg#v=onepage&q=decaris%20samson%201939&f=false
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> -John
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