Ovid's King Picus

In a version by
Andrew Waddington
and
Amanda Harris

King Picus PR colour w

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso) took the Romanised Greek myths and made them his own, injecting these stories of the supernatural with passion and energy.

King Picus is part of book XIV from the Metamorphoses,
written in Rome in the age of Augustus and
completed around the time of the birth of Christ.

Andrew Waddington was inspired by the Arthur Golding translation of this story, and produced four beautiful woodcuts.
He then approached Amanda Harris
who wrote this three-page adaptation.

KingPicus cut

The 31cm square, bound folio book in a slipcase,
holds a Fabriona Roma paper folder and ten loose
Arches blanc 250g pages. Edition of 50
15 are hors commerce, marked I-XV

Off Press price £200.00
January 2005 onwards £280.00

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