These very intriguing etchings are two of the illustrations for a book by Ivan Turgenev, called "The Torrents of Spring." The etchings are by Valentin Popov. We are offering the two etchings and a copy of the book in which the etchings/illustrations appear. The book is a 1996 edition, in a hard, illustrated sleeve. The price below is for the set.
The etchings are quite unique, and finely, meticulously printed and presented. You can read about them on Popov's website by following this link:
The etchings were made in editions of 42, with a few artist's proofs as well. Of our two, one is 38/42, and the other is an Artist's Proof. Both are in deep, gilded box frames and covered in plexiglass. One of the sheets of plex is scratched, and the backing paper on both framed pieces is slightly torn. The etchings themselves are excellent, and signed by the artist.
Turgenev was a Russian writer from the 19th century. "Torrents of Spring" is a novel written during 1870 and 1871 when he was in his fifties. The story centers around a young Russian landowner named Dimitry Sanin who falls deliriously in love for the first time while visiting the German city of Frankfurt. It is widely held as one Turgenev's greatest novels as well as being highly autobiographical in nature.
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