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Stephen F. Gooden

  1892 – 1955
 
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Mouse

Mouse   1940

Original line engraving.

Beautiful impression of one of Stephen Gooden's most charming engravings. Produced as an independent plate. One of only 50 signed and numbered proofs.

£380



Bookplate of Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth sold

Bookplate of Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth   1946

Original line engraving.

Outstanding trial proof impression of this rare bookplate, printed on heavy 'plate' paper.

SOLD



Boy and Snail

Boy and Snail   1932

Original line engraving.

Exceptional proof impression of this iconic work, printed on large paper.

£750



Bookplate of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (large plate) sold

Bookplate of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (large plate)   1953

Original line engraving.

Very fine proof impression of this scarce bookplate.

SOLD



The Rider on the Lion

The Rider on the Lion   1924

Original line engraving.

Very fine impression from the only edition of 100 signed proofs.
This remarkable work was Stephen Gooden’s first engraving to be published as an independent plate.

£480



Diana

Diana   1940

Original line engraving.

Particularly fine trial proof impression of the freshly completed engraving, prior to the only published edition.

£380



Satyrs

Satyrs   1937

Original line engraving.

Outstanding presentation proof, aside from the only published edition.

£320



Satyrs sold

Satyrs   1937

Original line engraving.

Very fine signed proof impression with crisp clarity of line as issued by the Print Collectors’ Club, with the Club’s monogram in the plate. From the only edition of 109 signed proofs. This engraving was designed and issued as an independent print.

SOLD



St. George

St. George   1935

Original line engraving.

Exceptionally fine signed proof impression from the only edition.

£580 - on reserve



Juno and the Peacock

Juno and the Peacock   1929

Original line engraving.

Exceptionally fine signed proof impression in the penultimate state of the plate, with the image completed, but prior to the engraved title.

£360



Mr. W.H.

Mr. W.H.   1931

Original line engraving.

Extremely rare unpublished line engraving. One of only twelve proof impressions printed prior to the disappearance of the plate.

£240



The Flight into Egypt - The New Testament Headpiece

The Flight into Egypt - The New Testament Headpiece   1927

Original line engraving.

Superb signed presentation proof impression prior to the only published edition.

£165



The Brook Kerith - Headpiece to Chapter I

The Brook Kerith - Headpiece to Chapter I   1928

Original line engraving.

Very fine signed proof impression. One of only 15 signed and numbered proofs printed before the plate was steel faced.

£165



Pekingese No.1

Pekingese No.1   1934

Original line engraving.

Extremely rare unpublished line engraving. One of only three or four proof impressions ever printed from this plate. Inscribed in pencil “To Derrick, Sept.17 1941”.

£320



Tailpiece sold

Tailpiece   1936

Original line engraving.

Brilliant signed presentation proof impression in the second state of the plate, with the image completed, but before the addition of some long hairs under the nostrils of the lion.

SOLD



Bookplate of J.N. Hart sold

Bookplate of J.N. Hart   1923

Original line engraving.

Very fine impression of the completed image. Stephen Gooden's earliest recorded bookplate.

SOLD



Old Whisk sold

Old Whisk   1940

Original line engraving.

Beautiful impression of this independent plate. Signed proof from the only edition.

SOLD



The Three Horsemen;
St. John in Patmos;
The Rider on the Pale Horse sold

The Three Horsemen;
St. John in Patmos;
The Rider on the Pale Horse
  1938-39

Original line engravings.

The complete set of Gooden’s three engravings designed to illustrate The Revelation of St. John the Divine. Very rare.

SOLD

 

Stephen Gooden was the leading exponent of the re-introduction of original line engraving to England during the 1920’s, rapidly becoming acknowledged as the most accomplished line engraver of his time. Stephen Gooden produced few independent engravings, the main body of his work being book illustrations for the private presses and privately commissioned bookplates. He illustrated a number of significant books, among them The Nonesuch Press Bible, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, The Fables of La Jean de la Fontaine, George Moore's The Brook Kerith, and Aesop's Fables. In addition, Stephen Gooden was the foremost engraver of pictorial bookplates in England during his lifetime, producing over forty notable bookplates, including a number for The Royal Family, and was the official designer to the Bank of England.