John Buckland Wright – Love Night, Special No 5. (We have more Buckland Wright on this website)


John Buckland Wright (1897-1954)  (Please note, we have more work by Buckland Wright on this website – key in the Search Box or select from ‘Artists’ list)

Love Night – Special No 5

Wood engraving

Signed, numbered and dated in pencil

16cm X 10.5cm

From an edition of 10

Condition is excellent


This wood engraving was originally made as one of the illustrations for ‘Love Night’ (1936) by Powys Mathers, a limited edition, luxury publication by The Golden Cockerel Press. The engraving ‘Special No 5’, is one of six ‘specials’ produced by the artist for the book and this one also released individually as an edition of twenty. Strong in art deco influence, and darkly and erotically atmospheric, Buckland Wright’s wood engraved illustrations conveyed the tropical setting for Powys Mathers’ ‘Love Night’ to great effect. 

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