Story of a Farm Girl is from “Selected Tales of Guy de Maupassant,” a portfolio of 20 lithographs, each based on a Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893) short story. Printed on handmade paper by Lawrence Barrett, Colorado Springs, CO 1945 Signed and titled in pencil by the artist edition 250 . This is a very nice dark impression. The farm girl is Rose who marries the farmer she works for and finally tells him about her illegitimate child. His anger about not having children together changes and he is happy to adopt the boy.
Adolf Dehn (1895-1968) was one of the most notable lithographers of the 20th century. His work is held in over 100 museums including the Smithsonian. Guy Pene DuBois wrote in Creative Art “Few artists have ever made the lithographic stone work as Dehn has, got so much richness out of it, so large a range of color, so tremendously sensuous an effect”
“My attitude to life is rather sensuous—and sensual too—and only after I have filled myself with sensuous experiences can I go about working. Putting it simply: when I am fed up, I work. I am crazy about life and want to have as much out of it as I can. Take away my work and I lose interest in life, yet the work comes after my living life, or rather out of it.” Adolf Dehn
condition: there is some tape residue 3 inches long 3/16 wide on top margin and a crease on the bottom left corner that will be covered when framed.