David HOCKNEY Fires of Furious Desire  (1961)
Inspired by the poem O Flames of Furious Desire by William Blake, and in Hockney's words 'a little self-portrait', this is an original etching and aquatint on handmade Crisbrook laid paper. Signed David Hockney in pencil lower right, dated '61, and numbered from the small limited edition of 75 lower left (there were also 16 Artist's Proofs). Printed by Maurice Payne and published by Petersburg Press, London. Referenced in MCA Tokyo, 5 and SAC, 5. Plate size approx 144mm x 274mm
In very good condition with full margins, barely visible discolouration to right hand sheet edge. An extremely rare and particularly beautiful and intimate early little David Hockney print
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