ASPERN PAPERS. [SET OF 8.]. I. LAGO DI COMO. II. PIAZZA DI SAN MARCO. III. CAMPO VIO. IV. SCUOLA SAN ROCCO. V. GIARDINI REALI. VI. CAMPO SANTI. VII. CA' CAPPELLO. VIII. THE OVAL PORTRAIT.

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Peter Milton

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Aspern Papers. [Set of 8.]. I. Lago di Como. II. Piazza di San Marco. III. Campo Vio. IV. Scuola san Rocco. V. Giardini Reali. VI. Campo Santi. VII. Ca' Cappello. VIII. The Oval Portrait.

Digital prints, 2016.
Image size 14 1/2 x 22" (36.8 x 56 cm).
Very good condition.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 92380
Price: $4,500.00
Publisher :
Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. The series is based on a novella by Henry James entitled "The Aspern Papers," published in 1888. In the novella, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest to acquire some letters and other private documents that once belonged to the deceased Romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern. Attempting to gain access to the papers, the property of Aspern's former mistress, he rents a room in a decaying Venetian villa where the woman lives with her aging niece. Led by his zeal into increasingly unscrupulous behavior, the narrator is faced in the end with relinquishing his heart's desire or attaining it an an overwhelming price.

The novella is inspired by an actual incident involving Claire Clairmont, once the mistress of Lord Byro.n.Inscribed "3/75."
20th Century Subjects , Abstract and Non-Objective , Surrealism

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