William Nicholson - Animals - Lithographs - 1900
William Nicholson – From Square Book of Animals – Original Lithographs from Original Woodcuts 1900 – ' Please note £130 each – Notify us which one/s
Taken from the Book published by William Heinemann in 1900. The Sheet size is Length 28 cm x Width 27.5 cm and All Images size Length 12.7 cm x 12.7 cm . Conservation Cleaned
Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949) was an English artist well known for his unique style of woodcut prints. Beginning in the 1890s, he created posters with his brother-in-law James Pryde, using the pseudonyms J. & W. Beggarstaff. In 1897, Nicholson produced a woodcut of Queen Victoria that was very well received and helped establish his reputation with the British public. About that same time Nicholson cut a series of wood blocks of An Illustrated Alphabet for publisher William Heinemann. Originally issued in a very small run of hand colored woodcuts, their popularity led to the images being transferred to lithographic stones.
Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949)
Sir William Nicholson is widely regarded as one of the foremost English artists of his generation. He achieved fame as a printmaker long before he became widely known as a painter. As early as 1890 he began to make woodcuts and to experiment with the addition of subtle tints of green, ochre and amber to his black and white compositions. He soon became known for his skill and innovation in the medium, elevating the art form, both aesthetically and commercially.
All roughly 12.7 x 12.7 cm Image only
Stock number: H428/788