Rare and exceptional complete set of 12 ‘Le Oceanidi’ (Oceanids) lithographically printed plates from the mid-1950s depicting distant and fantastic worlds which feature visionary creatures that are half human, half seashell. Each plate numbered and printed with manufacturer’s marks, FORNASETTI, MILANO, MADE IN ITALY on the reverse.
B.Fornasetti, M.Casadio, A. Branzi, eds., Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, New York, 2010, p. 612, no. 158
Patrick Mauriès, Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, London, 1991, p. 248