Robert Owen Medley (1905-1994):
Original design for Milton's Samson Agonistes, late 1970s
Framed (ref: 104)
Signed with Estate Stamp
Collage, 8 3/4 x 11 in. (22.2 x 38 cm.)
Provenance: the artist's family
These are two of the original designs for Milton's poem Samson Agonistes, published in February 1980, Medley's only venture in book illustration. The entire project was under Medley's care and comprised twenty-four full-page colour screenprints, which he developed from his paper collages. Medley considered this project amongst the best work he had ever done. The 150 copies of the screenprint edition sold out almost immediately.