SPECIAL PRICE FOR BOTH PORTFOLIOS OF FREDERICK CROCKER COSTUME PRINTS.
Very detailed chromo-lithographs by Frecerick Crocker ca. 1970s. Information as provided by the family:
"Trajes de Guatemala reprinted in two portfolios in 1976 by Byron Zadik y Cia. from the original plates dating to 1952. Images taken from watercolors by Frederick (Pat) Crocker painted in 1940. Tomo I, includes images of Coban, San Antonio Aguas Calientes, San Martin Chile Verde, Santiago Atitlan, Solola and Todos Santos. Tomo II includes Santa Maria Chiquimula, San Pedro San Marcos, San Juan Sacatepequez, Palin, Nebaj and Chichicastenango. Pat traveled to Guatemala and was immediately and deeply compelled by the "land of eternal Spring," and particularly by the native costumes and the colonial architecture. In Guatemala City Pat met Tocsika Townley Roach who had lived in Guatemala since 1917. She had opened the first textile shop in the city and had, over the years, assembled a fine collection of trajes. Recognizing Pat's talent as an artist, Mrs. Roach convinced him to find models to wear the costumes and to paint a series of watercolors that were intended not so much as art, but as a record. The Roach Collection was eventually purchased by the United Fruit Company and donated to the National Museum in Guatemala City. In 1943 the watercolors were exhibited in the Brooklyn Museum, and in 1948 hung at the Cotton Carnival Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The paintings were not for sale but the many inquiries led to the lithograph reproduction in two folios of six designs printed by Byron Zadik S.A. of Guatemala City. The first edition appeared in 1953 and the second, shown here, in 1976. High artistic and ethnographic value."
These fine quality colored lithographs were printed by Lithografia Byron Zadik in Guatemala City. They were reproduced from original watercolors by Frederick ("Pat") Crocker, Jr., depicting traditional Guatemalan costume of the period 1945-1960. This set includes all twelve of the costume prints plus 2 full-size cover sheets detailing the work, all included in 2 printed color portfolios. Obtained from the family, these sets are in FINE as New condition. There might be some very lkight rubs to portfolio edges or bumps to the corners from storage and handling.
Size: sheet size 13.3 x 17.3 inches
Condition: Excellent, clean and flat