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[WOMEN ARTISTS] The Holy Experiment Oakley

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PORTFOLIO containing a loose collection of 22 color illustrations, LTD 500 copies

A striking tribute to a covenanted people, a decade in the making, by an early student of Howard Pyle's Brandywine School & an exceptional muralist.

The Holy Experiment. Series of Mural Paintings by Violet Oakley. In the Governor's Reception Room and in the Senate Chamber of the State Capitol at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Privately Printed, Philadelphia, 1922.

PORTFOLIO containing a loose collection of 22 color illustrations tipped onto specially made paper (Italian, watermarked), with text pages in red &blue ink, limited printing of 500 copies, 250 for the U.S. market; this is copy no. 95., with text in English. Elephant Folio measuring approx. 15 5/8 inches wide, 23 inches long; two brass clasps (working); decorative panels with gilt lettering and design stamped in gilt and blind, & blindingly golden pastedowns — spine restored. Includes a prospectus for author's later work with 1 plate. Over condition is VG-- some page edges crinkled slightly or dust darkened; covers scuffed and bruised, though still quite attractive and impactful. Ref. Link to short bio.

With illustrated booklet about the artist issued in 2006.

  • Name: John Bale Books LLC
  • Contact Person: Donato Gaeta
  • Country: United States
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 2032324338
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  • Trade Associations: ABAA


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