TITLE A CHARLES LELAND VISION IN ITALY, NUMBER ONE. The PRINT is 9 inches wide by BY 11inches high, or 22.86cm BY 27.94cm. Media include Black oil Based Inks from France, Charbonnel brand, printed on Stonehenge Cream paper. ETCHING TECHINQUES OF INTAGLIO AND DRYPOINT were employed. This intimate work is loosely based on an illustration of an Imp or a Fair Folk by author, folklorist, and occult historian, Charles Godfrey Leland, born on August 15, 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in a house on the North side of Chestnut Street located two doors below Fourth Street. He died in Florence, Italy, on March 20, 1903. Leland is noted for saving the language of the gypsies, Romany, from extinction through his academic research and writings, as well as for recording vast amounts of information about their various Gypsy cultures. I believe him to be the first hands on anthropologist. Leland also authored such works including,
Aradia, Gospel of the Witches 1899,
Hans Breitman Ballads 1860, and,
Etruscan Roman Remains 1892.
He is buried in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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