print by mackmurdoThis is a woodcut from 1883, done by Arthur Heygate Mackmurdo. “Thought to be the first manifestation of an art nouveau title page, the example seen here features stylized curvilinear designs and organic motifs inspired by nature, which typify the style that would be popularized near the turn of the 20th century.” See it at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington Dc, as part of the “Announcing the Text” Show. To view more of the show, follow this link….NGA show

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