Edward Gorey Hertha Strugg's Fifth Christmas Cards
Let little Hertha Strugg deliver your holiday cheer. This design dates from 1979 when it was sent by the artist Edward Gorey and the publisher, the superb private Albondocani Press (1968-1991), as their personal limited edition holiday card. It has since been hand-colored in exacting (and festive) detail under the supervision of the Gorey estate.
Blank Inside. Twelve cards and envelopes, 5” x 7”.
Edward St. John Gorey (American, 1925–2000) was an artist, writer, and book designer. His drawings and stories, set in a vaguely Edwardian time frame, exhibit a special genius for what is left unseen and unsaid. Crosshatched characters and quirky narratives keep Gorey devotees in gleeful anticipation of decorous mayhem.
The creator of more than one hundred works—from a wealth of darkly hilarious books to the animated opening sequence of the PBS television series Mystery!—Gorey was a master of the amusing, the strange, and the unexpected. His artworks are collected and treasured throughout the world.