Sydney Lee prints for sale

British, 1866-1949

Back to Artist Catalogue

Ariadne -  LEE

Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1904, Meyrick 28, edition 50. 9 5/8 x 8 7/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The margins are substantial and this appears to be the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine apart from some discoloration in the lower right corner in the margin only. The catalogue illustrates six color variations of this captivating image. Meyrick states," Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete, fell in love with Thesus, who had traveled to Crete to kill the Minotour. When she gave him a sword and thread to guide him through the Labyrinth, he promised to marry her. After he killed the beast they sailed for Athens, but on the way Thesus abandoned Ariadne on Naxos."

Also available from Lee: Lee woodcuts for sale, Lee prints for sale

Back to Artist Catalogue

Back to top

William P. Carl Fine Prints

P.O. Box 14688, Durham, NC 27709
TEL: (919) 294-8228 - CELL: (413) 221-2383