The Complete Illustrations to Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina", 1950
Framed (ref: 53)
Watercolour and wash over pen and ink and pencil on paper,
72 illustrations in total, the largest : 18 1/2 x 4 in. (21.6 x 10.2 cm.)
Tags: Barnett Freedman Last Romantics
llustrated: Count Alexey Krillovitch Vronsky, Racing; Alexey Alexandrovitch Karenin in his Study; Scene from Anna Karenina.
Provenance: J.R. Huntington, bought directly from the artist and thence by descent
Exhibited: Barnett Freedman Memorial Exhibition, Arts Council, 1958, no. 68
Literature: The Studio, November 1958.
To be included in a forthcoming book on the artist by Simon Lawrence, to be published by The Fleece Press.
These are the original drawings for Freedman's illustrations to Anna Karenina, which was published by the Limited Edition Club, New York, in 1950. It was Freedman's most outstanding and ambitious project as an illustrator, culminating in 72 illustrations for the Tolstoy classic, all of which were included as lithographs in the final book.