Finding Aid for the Barry Moser Wood Engraving Blocks and Prints, ca. 1984

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Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Barry Moser Wood Engraving Blocks and Prints, ca. 1984

Collection number: 1383

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1994
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, August 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Barry Moser Wood Engraving Blocks and Prints,
Date (inclusive): ca. 1984
Collection number: 1383
Creator: Moser, Barry
Extent: 9 boxes (4.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: Barry Moser (1940- )was a graphic artist and printmaker who worked in ink and wood. The collection consists of wood engraving blocks, pencil sketches, incipient drawings and illustrations for books he illustrated including Frankenstein, The Hunting of the Snark, The California Dante, The Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

  • Gift of Barry Moser, 1985.
  • Pennyroyal Press, purchase, 1985.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Barry Moser Wood Engraving Blocks and Prints (Collection 1383). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

UCLA Catalog Record ID

UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4233459 

Biography

Moser was born on October 15, 1940 in Chattanooga, Tennessee; became a graphic artist and printmaker; attended Auburn University; studied with George Cress at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and with Leonard Baskin and Jack Coughlin; head of studio art, Williston Northampton School (1967-82), and beginning in 1990, with the Rhode Island School of Design; exhibited in one-man shows at the Berkshire Museum (1973) and the Boston Athenaeum (1976); also exhibited at the Los Angeles National Print Show (1974) and the Library of Congress National Print Exhibit (1975-76); worked in ink and wood, and illustrated many books; member, American Printing History Association, and winner of American Book Award.

Scope and Content

Collection consists of wood engraving blocks for Frankenstein and The Hunting of the Snark, pencil sketches for The California Dante, incipient drawings and illustrations for The Inferno, and illustrations for Purgatorio and Paradiso.

Organization and Arrangement

Arranged in the following series:
  1. Frankenstein wood engraving blocks (Boxes 1-9).
  2. The Hunting of the Snark Wood engraving blocks (Box 9).
  3. The California Dante (Box 10).
  4. The Inferno drawings and illustrations (Box 10).
  5. Purgatorio illustrations (Box 11).
  6. Paradiso illustrations (Box 11).

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Moser, Barry.
Wood engravers--United States--Archival resources.
Illustrators--United States--Archival resources.

Genres and Forms of Material

Wood blocks.
Wood engravings.

Related Material

  • Wood Engraving Blocks by Barry Moser Illustrating The Gold Rush (Collection 1537)  . Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Moser, Barry, Gold Rush: Twenty-Five Wood Engravings (Call number: *NE 1112.M67 A67 1985). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Moser, Barry, Wild Bill Hickock: Resident of Deadwood, 1876 {pencil and ink drawing}. Collection 99. Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Moser, Barry, Portrait of Lewis Carroll (Collection 99). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Moser, Barry, Woodcut Portrait of Lewis Carroll (Call number: 123277**). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Moser, Barry, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat. (Call number: 113793). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Hunting of the Snark: an Agony, in Eight Fits / Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Barry Moser (Call number: 114552*). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
  • The Tinderbox / Hans Christian Andersen and adapted, illustrated, and designed by Barry Moser (Call number: G 000 054 802 4). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.
  • Polly Vaughn: a Traditional British Ballad. Designed, illustrated, and retold in an American setting by Barry Moser (Call number: PZ 7 M834p 1992). Available at Library Special Collections, UCLA.

Container List

 

Frankenstein: Wood Engraving Blocks

Box 1

2 rejected Frankensteins.

Box 1

2 rejected blocks--Frankenstein.

Box 1

Orkney landscape.

Box 1

4 unidentified blocks.

Box 2

no.3. Cul de Lampe, 1.

Box 2

no.8. Cul de Lampe, 2.

Box 2

no.20. Cul de Lampe, 3.

Box 2

no.33. Cul de Lampe, 4.

Box 2

4 portraits Frankenstein.

Box 2

4 portraits Frankenstein.

Box 3

4 portraits Frankenstein.

Box 3

4 portraits Frankenstein.

Box 4

4 portraits Frankenstein.

Box 4

no.1. Lightning, 1.

Box 4

no.2. Blasted stump, 2.

Box 4

no.4. Artic landscape, 1.

Box 4

no.5. Artic landscape, 2.

Box 4

no.6. Artic landscape, 3.

Box 4

no.7. Artic landscape, 4.

Box 5

no.9. Victor Frankenstein.

Box 5

no.10. Repulsive Krempe.

Box 5

no.11. Benevolent Waldman.

Box 5

no.12. N. Waldman's instruments.

Box 5

no.13. Victor's midnight labors.

Box 5

no.15. Victor's dream of his mother.

Box 5

no.16. Henry Clerval.

Box 5

no.17. Death of William Frankenstein.

Box 6

no.18. Elizabeth Lavenga.

Box 6

no.19. Justine Moritz executed.

Box 6

no.21. Gay apparel of summer.

Box 6

no.23. Alpine landscape, 1.

Box 6

no.32. Alpine landscape, 2.

Box 7

no.34. A blasted tree.

Box 7

no.35. Rhenish landscape.

Box 7

no.36. Steeples of London.

Box 7

no.38. The female daemon.

Box 7

no.39. The female daemon ravaged.

Box 7

no.40. Victor on the night sea.

Box 7

no.41. Clerval, dead.

Box 7

no.43. Victor's apparition of two eyes.

Box 8

no.42. Victor's dungeon.

Box 8

no.44. Victor and Elizabeth sailing.

Box 8

no.45. Elizabeth murdered.

Box 8

no.46. Frankenstein's family tomb.

Box 8

no.47. Artic landscape, 5.

Box 8

no.48. Artic landscape, 6.

Box 8

no.49. Artic landscape, 7.

Box 8

no.50. Artic landscape, 8.

Box 8

no.51. Victor, dead.

Box 9

no.52. Farewell.

 

The Hunting of the Snark: Wood Engraving Blocks

Box 9

Wood engraving blocks.

 

The California Dante

Box 10

Pencil sketches.

Physical Description: 14 items.
 

The Inferno

Box 10

Incipient drawings--16 numbered, 1 unnumbered.

Box 10

Second stage drawings--1-17, 1b-16b.

 

The Inferno: Illustrations

Box 10

Dante (frontispiece).

Box 10

I-22 (p.11).

Box 10

II-127 (p.11).

Box 10

Charon (p.28).

Box 10

V-46 (p.28).

Box 10

III -112 (p.28).

Box 10

IV-103 (p.29).

Box 10

V-4 (p.46).

Box 10

V-85 (p.62).

Box 10

IX-79 (p.63).

Box 10

XII-4 (p.80).

Box 10

XII-12, XII-63 (p.97).

Box 10

XIII-5 (p.114).

Box 10

XIII-40 (p.115).

Box 10

XV-121 (p.115).

Box 10

XV-18 (p.115).

Box 10

XIV-1 (p.128).

Box 10

XIV-103 (p.133).

Box 10

XVII-50 (p.150).

Box 10

XVIII-3 (p.150).

Box 10

XXI-7 (p.168).

Box 10

Dante & Virgil (p.169).

Box 10

XX-52 (p.186).

Box 10

Scarmiglione (p.187).

Box 10

Barbariccia (p.187).

Box 10

Calphas (p.203).

Box 10

Ulysses & Diomedes (p.223).

Box 10

XXVIII-22 (p.240).

Box 10

XXIV-73-84 (p.258).

Box 10

Ephialtes (p.259).

Box 10

XXXII-128 (p.276).

 

The Inferno: Illustrations--Final

Box 10

[Dante] (frontispiece).

Box 10

I-2 (p.10).

Box 10

XXXIV-28 (p.27).

Box 10

VI-13 (p.47).

Box 10

Tisiphone (p.81).

Box 10

X-32 (p.96).

Box 10

XIII-127 (p.150).

Box 10

XVIII-133 Thais (p.151).

Box 10

Vanni Fucci (p.205).

Box 10

XXV-49 (p.222).

Box 10

XXVIII-121 (p.241).

 

Purgatorio: Illustrations

Box 11

Dante (frontispiece).

Box 11

Purgatorio (p.1).

Box 11

Cato (p.10).

Box 11

II-27 (p.11).

Box 11

Manfred (p.28).

Box 11

Belacqua (p.29).

Box 11

Buonconte (p.46).

Box 11

VI-149 (p.47).

Box 11

VIII-30 (p.64).

Box 11

VIII-100 (p.65).

Box 11

IX-19 (p.82).

Box 11

IX-112 (p.83).

Box 11

Omberto (p.100).

Box 11

Arachne (p.101).

Box 11

XIII-70 (p.118).

Box 11

Aglauros (p.119).

Box 11

XV-107 (p.136).

Box 11

XVI-6 (p.137).

Box 11

Haman (p.154).

Box 11

XVIII-76 (p.155).

Box 11

XIX-32 (p.172).

Box 11

XIX-124 (p.173).

Box 11

Virgil & Statius (p.190).

Box 11

XXII-131 (p.191).

Box 11

XXIII -22 (p.208).

Box 11

XXIV-123 (p.209).

Box 11

XXV-127-133 (p.226).

Box 11

XXVI-42 (p.227).

Box 11

XXVII-51 (p.244).

Box 11

XXVIII-40 (p.245).

Box 11

XXIX (p.262).

Box 11

106-154 (p.263).

Box 11

XXXII-148-160 (p.280).

Box 11

Beatrice (p.281).

Box 11

Artist's mark - A note on the drawings for the California Dante.

 

Paradiso: Illustrations

Box 11

[Barry Moser].

Box 11

[Dante] (frontispiece)--stained.

Box 11

Paradiso half-title page(?)--pencil overlay.

Box 11

no.2. The pool of light (p.1) Stained.

Box 11

Beatrice--pencil sketch (p.10).

Box 11

no.3A. Beatrice--background (p.10).

Box 11

no.3B. The sun (p.11).

Box 11

no.4. The moon & darkness [the first star) (pp.28-29).

Box 11

no.5. The neverending light (pp.46-47)--stained.

Box 11

no.6. Crucifixion (pp.64-65).

Box 11

no.7. Aquinas & 11 lights (pp.82-83).

Box 11

no.7b. Thomas Acquinas redrawing(?) (p.83).

Box 11

no.8. Francis & Dominic (pp.100-101).

Box 11

no.9. The resurrection (pp.118-119).

Box 11

The evolution of Florence--pencil overlay (pp.136-137).

Box 11

no.1. Diligite ... (pp.154-155).

Box 11

The eye of the eagle (pp.172-173) pencil overlay.

Box 11

no.12. Eagle's eye (pp.172-173).

Box 11

no.13. Mountain landscape--Catria (pp.189-190).

Box 11

no.14A. Christ (p.208).

Box 11

no.14. Christ & the virgin (pp.208-209).

Box 11

no.14B. The virgin (p.208).

Box 11

no.15. Peter, James, John & Adam (pp.226-227).

Box 11

no.16. The Mediterranea (pp.244-245).

Box 11

no.17. The celestial rose (pp.262-263).

Box 11

no.18. [Through thought on thoughts--borders only] (pp.280-281)--Stained.