[Milton-L] Decaris illustrations of Samson Agonistes

Terrance Lindall tlindall at gmail.com
Tue Aug 24 11:48:29 EDT 2010


Magnificent work!

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 8:43 AM, John Geraghty <johnegeraghty at hotmail.com>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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> 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)
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> *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
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> Page xii of the preface "Why Milton Matters" has a brief reference putting
> this in the context of its time:
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> 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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