Signs of the Zodiac (set 1 of 2)

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Signs of the Zodiac (set 1 of 2)

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Signs of the Zodiac, Hellmuth Weissenborn

We know that Hellmuth Weissenborn, who had arrived in England in 1939 as a German emigres, engraved these blocks in 1942. However we are unsure what, or whom, for.

  1. Aries

  2. Taurus

  3. Gemini

  4. Cancer

  5. Leo

  6. Virgo


At that time Hellmuth, recently released from internment camp on the Isle of Man, had ‘started to concentrate intensely on wood-engraving, which I had begun hesitatingly in Leipzig. The entry into the microcosm of illustration opened a new perspective for me and I worked incessantly as if possessed, finding new sensations in spite of bombs raining down in the London Blitz’.

The Whittington Press inherited Hellmuth’s blocks on his death in 1982 and these engravings are printed at Whittington by Nomad Letterpress

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