Wuthering Heights.

The Limited Editions Club, 1993.

Price: $5,500.00

About the item

Balthus. Edition limited to 300 numbered copies signed by Balthus. Illustrated with 15 lithographs by Balthus on Japanese paper printed in brown-toned black ink. Text set by Michael Bixler using Monotype Dante, printed on specially made off-white mould-made Arches paper with watermark. Original prospectus laid in. Folio (approx. 16-1/2 x 13 inches). Original gray-green morocco with title stamped in dark-brown, publisher's cloth box. Fine.

Item #323977

"What could they have had in common ‑- Count Balthazar Klossowski de Rola, the Paris‑born modern artist (better known as Balthus) who has filled scores of canvases with paintings of female nudes, and Mistress Emily Brontë, the mid‑nineteenth-century British spinster who seems never to have left the Yorkshire moors? Precisely, those moors. In his youth, the Count visited that wild landscape and, in 1933, made a series of drawings based on her gripping novel. Some say that he saw himself as Heathcliff. Sixty-one years later, and after creating a vast array of famous paintings, many reminiscent of those drawings, Balthus agreed in 1994 to have The Limited Editions Club present, for the first time in their destined context, the entire suite of fifteen drawings" (Publisher).