Wood Engravings

 

Wood Engravings



  Flowers by Mabel Dudley SHORT
Wood engraving similar to Eric Gill and much better quality than the listed watercolours . (fl. 1920-30) this is clearly labelled as 1930. Nice contemporary mahogany frame  £95 inc delivery label now removed sorry !


 

Frederick Carter 1883 - 1967

 A Painter and etcher born in Bradford, Yorkshire who abandoned his early career as a surveyor and engineer then studied art in Paris, 1904, Antwerp, 1909-10 and London 1908-11, Here he learnt his etching techniques under Frank Short and showed at the RA, ROI, NEAC being elected ARE in 1912. His artistic life before and after the World War I was centred around the Fitzroy Street area of London, and the Dieppe restaurant in Dean Street. Becoming  a mystic symbolist artist, involved with Aleister Crowley and working on illustrations for D.H. Lawrence's Apocalypse. He was also a friend of Austin Osmond Spare and helped with his theories of automatic drawing. From 1922 he taught etching at Liverpool School of Art and during the 1930's he abandon printmaking for writing but continued to paint until the late 1950's. His work is in the collections of the BM and V&A. A retrospective exhibition was held at the 20th Century Gallery, Fulham, London, 1998. Richard Grenville Clark's 1998 publication Frederick Carter A.R.G. 1883-1967. A Study of his Etchings catalogues the artist's output and examines each period of his career and techniques.
 These are proof wood engravings, c. 1926, all but two signed in pencil  to the image with numbering very indistinctly  and often title at foot of each sheet They are printed to off-white laid paper sheets, each sheet size approx. 35 x 25 cm rather resembles large sheets of  the old fashioned Jeyes toilet paper. So may have been preparatory work on cheaper paper. . . a few are signed to the back of the page instead of the front. All will be sent mounted time allowing to protect them as the paper would be easily damaged/creased Illustrations  appear to be as used in Carter's book 'Dragon of the Alchemists' (1926), the first volume in a trilogy. The book had a total of thirty-eight wood-engraved plates.



 3 ladies : Frederick Carter Proof Wood engraving. Image size 9.5 x 12 cm not signed but from the folio . These are proof wood engravings, c. 1926, all but two signed in pencil  to the image with numbering very indistinctly  and often title at foot of each sheet They are printed to off-white laid paper sheets, each sheet size approx. 35 x 25 cm rather resembles large sheets of  the old fashioned Jeyes toilet paper. So may have been preparatory work on cheaper paper. . . a few are signed to the back of the page instead of the front. All are sent mounted with the sheet entire to protect them as the paper would be easily damaged/creased On some the signature is to the foot of the page ie behind the mount .Illustrations  appear to be as used in Carter's book 'Dragon of the Alchemists' (1926), the first volume in a trilogy. The book had a total of thirty-eight wood-engraved plates these are a few £95

 



Male Study  ? writing is indistinct
 Frederick Carter Proof Wood engraving. Image size 9.6 x 11.5 cm  signed  from the folio . These are proof wood engravings, c. 1926, all but two signed in pencil  to the image with numbering very indistinctly  and often title at foot of each sheet They are printed to off-white laid paper sheets, each sheet size approx. 35 x 25 cm rather resembles large sheets of  the old fashioned Jeyes toilet paper. So may have been preparatory work on cheaper paper. . . a few are signed to the back of the page instead of the front. All are sent mounted with the sheet entire to protect them as the paper would be easily damaged/creased On some the signature is to the foot of the page ie behind the mount .Illustrations  appear to be as used in Carter's book 'Dragon of the Alchemists' (1926), the first volume in a trilogy. The book had a total of thirty-eight wood-engraved plates these are a few £145 one of his larger more complex studies


 



XIII ??Nature  ? writing is indistinct
 Frederick Carter Proof Wood engraving. Image size 9.6 x 11.5 cm  signed  from the folio . These are proof wood engravings, c. 1926, all but two signed in pencil  to the image with numbering very indistinctly  and often title at foot of each sheet They are printed to off-white laid paper sheets, each sheet size approx. 35 x 25 cm rather resembles large sheets of  the old fashioned Jeyes toilet paper. So may have been preparatory work on cheaper paper. . . a few are signed to the back of the page instead of the front. All are sent mounted with the sheet entire to protect them as the paper would be easily damaged/creased On some the signature is to the foot of the page ie behind the mount .Illustrations  appear to be as used in Carter's book 'Dragon of the Alchemists' (1926), the first volume in a trilogy. The book had a total of thirty-eight wood-engraved plates these are a few £85 one of his larger more complex studies

 

VIII Dionysius
 Frederick Carter Proof Wood engraving. Image size 9.6 x 11.5 cm  signed  from the folio . These are proof wood engravings, c. 1926, all but two signed in pencil  to the image with numbering very indistinctly  and often title at foot of each sheet They are printed to off-white laid paper sheets, each sheet size approx. 35 x 25 cm rather resembles large sheets of  the old fashioned Jeyes toilet paper. So may have been preparatory work on cheaper paper. . . a few are signed to the back of the page instead of the front. All are sent mounted with the sheet entire to protect them as the paper would be easily damaged/creased On some the signature is to the foot of the page ie behind the mount .Illustrations  appear to be as used in Carter's book 'Dragon of the Alchemists' (1926), the first volume in a trilogy. The book had a total of thirty-eight wood-engraved plates these are a few £145 one of his larger more complex studies



Pastoral
 Frederick Carter Proof Wood engraving. Image size 8.6 x 10.5 cm  unsigned  from the folio . These are proof wood engravings, c. 1926, all but two signed in pencil  to the image with numbering very indistinctly  and often title at foot of each sheet They are printed to off-white laid paper sheets, each sheet size approx. 35 x 25 cm rather resembles large sheets of  the old fashioned Jeyes toilet paper. So may have been preparatory work on cheaper paper. . . a few are signed to the back of the page instead of the front. All are sent mounted with the sheet entire to protect them as the paper would be easily damaged/creased On some the signature is to the foot of the page ie behind the mount .Illustrations  appear to be as used in Carter's book 'Dragon of the Alchemists' (1926), the first volume in a trilogy. The book had a total of thirty-eight wood-engraved plates these are a few £85 one of his larger more complex studies



The Babe in the Waters
 Frederick Carter Proof Wood engraving. Image size 8.6 x 10.5 cm  signed  from the folio . These are proof wood engravings, c. 1926, all but two signed in pencil  to the image with numbering very indistinctly  and often title at foot of each sheet They are printed to off-white laid paper sheets, each sheet size approx. 35 x 25 cm rather resembles large sheets of  the old fashioned Jeyes toilet paper. So may have been preparatory work on cheaper paper. . . a few are signed to the back of the page instead of the front. All are sent mounted with the sheet entire to protect them as the paper would be easily damaged/creased On some the signature is to the foot of the page ie behind the mount .Illustrations  appear to be as used in Carter's book 'Dragon of the Alchemists' (1926), the first volume in a trilogy. The book had a total of thirty-eight wood-engraved plates these are a few £135 one of his larger more complex studies






Frank  Charles MEDWORTH (1892-1947)   Nativity
Wood engraving,  signed and dated in pencil in lower margin, 21 x 26 cm plus margins. Printed to Japon small hole bottom left corner some luckily even age toning to the paper but colours still bright £285 inc delivery FRANK CHARLES MEDWORTH,(1892-1947), artist, was born on 22 August 1892 at Southwark, London, son of Charles Joseph Medworth, journeyman carpenter,  Frank attended school at Brighton from 1912 he studied at the Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts . On 2 September 1914 he enlisted in the East Surrey Regiment  serving on the Western Front (where he received a severe head wound) and with the King's African Rifles in East Africa. Demobilized  1919, he continued his studies, at the Westminster Technical Institute and School of Art. He taught at that school (1923-34) and at the City of Hull College of Arts and Crafts (1934-38).  December 1938 Medworth left England with his family to take up the post of lecturer-in-charge of the art department at East Sydney Technical College.  In 1944-45 Medworth was also acting-director of the National Art Gallery of New South Wales. His exhibition of 120 works in June 1939 had taken Sydney's art critics by surprise because of its unexpected versatility. Medworth committed suicide  on 11 November 1947 in the Reforma Hotel, Mexico City.

 
 

Feliu Elías APA (1878-1948)   Wood engraving of a wheel engraver
signed and dated '39     £125 signature F.APA
Feliu Elias was a Catalan caricaturist, artist and painter. In the first half of the 20th century, he published his caricatures in several magazines, using the pseudonym Apa. He was a contributor to ¡Cu-Cut! and founded the magazine Papitu. He was also present in magazines L'Esquella de la Torratxa, El Senyor Canons and Mirador, among many others.

 

    

"Tewksbury Mill" signed in pencil  wood engraving by  John Hogarth 1926 Framed and Glazed  original but slightly scruffy frame £105 inc postage etc




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