[Paris: Schmied, Francois-Louis, CA. 1918. Original woodcut (13.3 x 10.2 cm plus ample margins). Printed in black on light gray paper. A fine example, neatly matted. Item #WRCLIT82688
Impression #30 of fifty, numbered and signed by the artist in the lower margin. This print appeared in the very rare series, LES CENT FRONTISPEICES, published by Schmied in ten fascicles ca. 1918. According to notes on the mat, this design was produced as a frontis for an edition of Huysman's LA CATHÉDRALE, although neither Monod nor Talvart & Place record a likely edition. Welsch (1889 - 1954) was a skilled painter and printmaker allied with the May group. His earliest solo book illustration commission is reported to have been LES BOURGEOIS DE WITZHEIM by André Maurois. BENEZIT XIV:777.