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Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe

  1901 – 1979
 
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Canadas in Cheshire sold

Canadas in Cheshire   1939

Original wood engraving.

Excellent signed proof impression, printed by the artist himself.

SOLD



The Sheep Doctors sold

The Sheep Doctors   1928

Original etching.

Brilliant early trial proof impression, prior to the only published edition (75 impressions).

SOLD



Christmas Chickens sold

Christmas Chickens   1927

Original etching.

Excellent impression from the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



The Fruit of the Tree sold

The Fruit of the Tree   1931

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression from the only published edition, printed with plate tone in the upper sky area.

SOLD



The Flight from Eden sold

The Flight from Eden   1931-32

Original etching.

Outstanding signed proof impression from the artist’s own private collection, aside from the normal edition. An exceptionally rich impression printed with plate tone, unlike the published edition for which impressions almost clean wiped.

SOLD



Samson and the Lion sold

Samson and the Lion   1930

Original etching with alterations by the artist in crayon.

Unique working proof impression, worked up by the artist with dark crayon
in the areas of grass either side of Sampson’s left leg. Signed twice by the artist in pencil and crayon. An exceptionally rich working proof impression, printed with tone,
from the artist’s own private collection.

SOLD



To the Slaughter sold

To the Slaughter   1925-26

Original etching.

Excellent, strong impression with clear etched line. From the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs.
Tunnicliffe’s most powerful farmyard subject.

SOLD

 

It was through his brilliant etched works that Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe’s skill as an artist was first publicly recognised. Even while still a student, his first etchings were seized upon by the highly respected art critic, Malcolm Salaman, who immediately undertook to arrange their publication. C.F.Tunnicliffe went on to produce a body of nearly 100 etched works over the following decade, almost all of which reflect the English farming countryside to which he had been born. Charles Tunnicliffe’s plates are fresh, accomplished and original, and the scenes which he portrays have become social documents showing a form of rural life that has now all but disappeared. [more]