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Le Reve de Jean Valjean 5 of 8

Lars Bo

About The Le Reve de Jean Valjean 5 of 8

The Dream of Jean Valjean written by Victor Hugo was illustrated in 1974 by Lars Bo.

"The original etchings of LARS BO, printed in the workshops of JJJ Rigal in Fontenay-Aux-Roses, testify by the depth and sharpness of their realization of the dramatic intensity of the text of Victor Hugo."

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The Dream of Jean Valjean written by Victor Hugo was illustrated in 1974 by Lars Bo.

"The original etchings of LARS BO, printed in the workshops of JJJ Rigal in Fontenay-Aux-Roses, testify by the depth and sharpness of their realization of the dramatic intensity of the text of Victor Hugo."

About the Artist Lars Bo was born in 1924 in Denmark, deceased in 1999. He attended the School of Applied Arts in Copenhagen from 1940 -1943. 

Around 1950 Bo moved to Paris. There he studied printmaking techniques under Stanley William Hayter, director of Atelier 17. 

Beginning in 1952, Bo produced etchings and aquatints as illustrations for books by many renowned authors including Victor Hugo and Hans Christian Anderson. In the mid 1950s. Bo began exhibiting his individual prints and paintings in Paris and began working as an illustrator for the French magazine, Le Monde. Having internationally established his reputation as a printmaker by 1960, Lars Bo exhibited his work in England, Japan and the United States.
Medium Etching and aquatint
Edition I 32/40
Plate size 11" height X 14 1/2" width
Signed "Lars Bo" in graphite at viewer's lower right margin
Date of creation 1974
Condition Excellent, as appeared matted
Provenance Jo Bur
Mat size 24" height X 27" width
Atelier JJJ Rigal
Other Works by Lars Bo
Le Reve de Jean Valjean #2, Prints by Lars Bo Illustration for "Le Meneur d'Ombre" by Francis Garnung, Prints by Lars Bo Vers Dunsinane (To Dunsinane), Prints by Lars Bo
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