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John Copley

  1875 - 1950
 
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A Man

A Man   1917

Original lithograph.

Excellent impression from the only edition of 19 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

£750 - on reserve



Albano: The Water Carrier

Albano: The Water Carrier   1913

Original lithograph.

Outstanding proof impression - presented personally by the artist to H. Wright, the foremost collector and cataloguer of Copley's lithographs.

£320



Raising Hammers

Raising Hammers   1914

Original lithograph.

Very good impression from the only edition of 20 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

£380



The Sick King sold

The Sick King   1914

Original lithograph.

Outstanding proof impression accompanied by a letter from John Copley in which he states “this proof seems to me to be the finest existing of its subject”.

SOLD



[Four Men Walking] sold

[Four Men Walking]  

Original lithograph.

Very good impression. Signed proof from the only edition, printed by the artist himself.

SOLD



A Lady and a Dancer sold

A Lady and a Dancer   1938

Original lithograph.

Excellent impression with unusually strong contrast
from the only edition of 25 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

SOLD

 

John Copley was one of the pioneering masters of lithography as an original art form in this country and was one of the founders of the Senefelder Club, becoming its first honorary secretary in 1910. John Copley’s art remained both modern in style and highly innovative throughout his life.

John Copley printed the majority of his lithographs himself, often with the assistance of his wife, Ethel Gabain. He regarded the inking and printing of the stone as a continuation of the creative process, believing that only the artist himself can bring out the finest qualities in his own drawing. [more]