The Transmogrifications of Bloom
etching and aquatint, on Hahnemühle paper, 1984-85, signed in pencil, numbered 36/120 (there were also twelve artist's proofs), published by Waddington Graphics, London
Image: 2078 x 1618 in. (530 x 410 mm.)
Sheet: 30 x 2238 in. (762 x 568 mm.)
Lullin 143; Waddington 138
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This print is one of the artist's open-ended series of illustrations for James Joyce's Ulysses. Although Hamilton began to create drawings based on Joyce's complex novel in the late 1940s, the project remained unresolved before 1981, when he began to create large intaglio prints based on his earlier drawings.

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