Julens Tolv Dage - Doreen and Lars Bo 1953 - O.C. Olsen & Co, Denmark One of 850 copies privately printed for Doreen and Lars Bo to give to friends.

A fine copy, of this personal interpretation in Danish of the traditional carol ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’, written and beautifully illustrated by renowned Danish artist and illustrator Lars Bo, with gilt illustrated blue paper wrappers, and inscribed from Doreen and Lars Bo to their friends the equally renowned illustrator Ronald Searle and his wife, the journalist and publisher Kaye Webb.
  Lars Bo (May 29, 1924 – October 21, 1999) was a Danish artist and writer. He is known for his graphic works with surrealistically inspired fantastic motifs. He was nicknamed "Wizard". Bo worked with P. Rostrup Bøyesen at Statens Museum for Kunst in the period from 1939 to 1940, and he went to The Danish Design School from 1941 to 1943, after which he travelled and worked in Europe. From 1947 until his death in 1999 he lived in Paris.

From 1948 to 1950 Lars Bo worked in Johnny Friedläender and Albert Flocon’s graphic studio in Paris. H e also wrote the novel Det vidunderlige hus i Paris (The Wonderful House in Paris). In the early 1950s to study art and printmaking techniques at the famous Atelier 17 in Paris, under the directorship of Stanley William Hayter. Bo began exhibiting his individual prints and paintings in Paris in 1954. Shortly thereafter he became a leading artist for the French periodical, Le Monde. Bo also had a long and successful career as an illustrator, he produced etchings and aquatints for many classic illustrated books, some of his greatest works were for editions of Hans Christian Andersen. By 1960 Bo had established an international reputation (especially for his original prints) and exhibitions of his art were held in England, the United States and Japan.

‘Ronald Searle was born in Cambridge in 1920 and was educated there at the Cambridge School of Art. On the outbreak of the Second World War he left his studies to serve in the Royal Engineers and in 1942 was captured by the Japanese at Singapore, then held by them for three and a half years. He is a hugely successful graphic artist and pictorial satirist. As well as his collaboration with Geoffrey Willans on the Molesworth books and his invention of St Trinians, his work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions across the world and appears in several major American and European collections. He moved to Paris in 1961 and then, in 1975, to a remote village in Haute-Provence. He died on December 30th, 2011.’
– biography from ronaldsearle.co.uk.

(23.4 x 15.5 cm) pp. 30. In original stiff paper covers, and additional outer blue card wrapper with gilt blocked illustration by Lars Bo.
  Condition: Fine   Ref: 107773   Price: HK$ 2,000