The Song of Songs 8
Diptych. Original engraved wood pieces with extracts from The Song of Salomon
published by Bernard Grasset, Paris, 1946
22,5 x 15,5 cm – 8 7/8 x 6 1/8 in. on paper vellum from Arches
by Émile Bernard
Known since 1939 thanks to an article written by Pierre Mornand, editor for the journal Le Bibliophile, these engraved wood pieces by Émile Bernard were printed five years after his passing to illustrate The Song of Songs, 920 copies were printed. A work we can see as the spiritual testament of this outstanding engraver who founded symbolism.