A Spanish Good Friday (Ronda). 1925. Drypoint. Dodgson 412.xxix. 12 1/2 x 8 1/8 (sheet 16 3/4 x 12). Edition 160 in 29 states. Illustrated: Zigrosser: Six Centuries of Fine Prints. A rich impression with velvety drypoint burr. Printed on smooth simili-Japan paper with full margins. Annotated by Bone 'XXIX A Spanish Good Friday (Ronda) (for Morris) in the lower margin. Signed in pencil by Bone. $7,500.
A Spanish Good Friday (Ronda). 1925. Drypoint. Dodgson 412.xxix. One of only 20 numbered impressions printed from the canceled plate in 1985. 12 1/2 x 8 1/8 (sheet 22 1/2 x 15). A rich impression, printed on heavy white wove paper, countermarked BFK RIVES FRANCE, with wide margins. Inscribed in pencil at extreme lower edge of sheet '8/20' and 'U. of Br(?) School of Art 1985'. Ex-collection William Pelletier. $500.
The image depicts the festival at the culmination of Passion Week. The traditional mourning procession proceeds through the streets of Ronda as the crowd carrying banners with the crucified Christ approaches. Shadows cast by dark figures in pointed canonical hats add an eerie tone to the composition. A Spanish Good Friday is one of the iconic images ofthe British Etching Revival.
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