Connie Pierson, Spokane Washington USA

'The Raven'

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Connie Pierson Spokane, Washington USA

The Raven

Here is an excerpt from the fairy tale "The Raven" written in 1634 by Giambattista Basile, on which this print is based.
-The King, seeing the bright red blood sprinkled upon the white,
white marble, heaved a deep sigh and exclaimed, "O heavens! and cannot I have a wife as white and red as this stone, and with hair and eyebrows as black as the feathers of this raven?"
And he stood for a while so buried in this thought...

Medium: 5 color Woodblock print
Ink: Oil based
Paper: Hosho