Creation or Composition

Creation or Composition

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Blair Hughes-Stanton 1902-1981
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Wood engraving  1936

202 x 307 mm

Literature: Hughes-Stanton, Penelope, The Wood-Engravings of Blair Hughes-Stanton, Pinner, 1991, p.77, illus. p.173.

Extremely scarce - from the only edition of 20 although numbered by the artist from an edition of 12.

A fine impression printed on buff-toned Japanese vellum in its original frame.

Signed, dated, numbered and titled by the artist in pencil.                                   

Carey, Frances and Griffiths, Antony, Avant-Garde British Printmaking 1914-60 British Museum Publications Ltd, London,1990,  p. 100, This is the most abstract composition that Hughes-Stanton ever made and betrays a conscious determination to move away from the organic shapes that had dominated his earlier prints. He uses an extraordinary variety of methods of laying wood-engraved lines in order to create different textures and a range of grey tones.