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George Mackley

  1900 - 1983
 
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Watermill at Diepenheim

Watermill at Diepenheim   1964

Original wood engraving.

Excellent impression with strong contrast and good clarity of line, from the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs.

£495



Draining Mill

Draining Mill   1957

Original wood engraving.

Unique trial proof impression, prior to the published edition, titled and inscribed by George Mackley “Trial proof”.

£395



Haybarns at Eemdijk

Haybarns at Eemdijk   1962

Original wood engraving.

Particularly fine signed proof impression with beautiful clarity of line,
from the only edition of 75 signed proofs.

£320



The Bridge of St. Boniface sold

The Bridge of St. Boniface   1969

Original wood engraving.

Excellent impression of this tiny, jewel-like work.
Signed artist's proof aside from the only edition of 60 numbered impressions.

SOLD



[Barn and Bridge] sold

[Barn and Bridge]  

Original wood engraving.

Very fine signed proof impression with beautiful clarity of line,
from the only edition of signed proofs.

SOLD



Gateway sold

Gateway   1962

Original wood engraving.

Excellent impression with striking contrast and wonderful tonal variation. From the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



Boerderijk sold

Boerderijk   1968

Original wood engraving.

Excellent signed proof impression with beautiful clarity of line, from the only edition of 60 signed proofs. Boerderijk was chosen as the presentation plate for members of the
Print Collectors' Club for the year 1968.

SOLD



Moorings sold

Moorings   1951

Original wood engraving.

Excellent impression with bright contrast and crisp, clear line. A particularly fine hand burnished proof from the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



The Watch Tower sold

The Watch Tower   1958

Original wood engraving.

Outstanding signed proof impression with strong, even blacks; from the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



Trees by a Bridge sold

Trees by a Bridge   1955

Original wood engraving.

Very good signed proof impression with bright contrast, from the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



Breadwinner sold

Breadwinner   1959

Original wood engraving.

Excellent signed proof impression with bright contrast,
from the only edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



Haybarns and Lock sold

Haybarns and Lock   1969

Original wood engraving.

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

SOLD



Lead Mine sold

Lead Mine   1960

Original wood engraving.

Excellent impression from the only edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



Molen sold

Molen   1968

Original wood engraving.

Excellent impression with beautiful clarity of line, from the only edition of 60 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



Drawbridge sold

Drawbridge   1962

Original wood engraving.

Very strong signed proof impression with excellent contrast,
from the only edition of 75 signed proofs.

SOLD



The Sluice Gate sold

The Sluice Gate   1955

Original wood engraving.

Particularly fine signed proof impression with beautiful clarity of line, from
the only edition of 75 signed proofs as presented by the Print Collector’s Club in 1955.

SOLD



The Ferry sold

The Ferry   1951

Original wood engraving.

Excellent signed proof impression with bright contrast,
from the only edition of 75 signed proofs.

SOLD



The Lock sold

The Lock   1949

Original wood engraving.

Excellent signed proof impression with good, strong blacks,
from the only edition of 75 signed proofs.

SOLD



Bruce’s Stone, Glen Trool sold

Bruce’s Stone, Glen Trool  

Original wood engraving.

Excellent signed proof impression with beautiful clarity of line,
from the only edition of signed proofs.

SOLD



Threshing at Flordon Hall sold

Threshing at Flordon Hall   1943

Original wood engraving.

Artist’s presentation proof. An outstanding signed proof impression, signed and inscribed by the artist “Threshing at Flordon Hall. To Mrs Evans, in recognition of many kindnesses received.”
Widely considered to be George Mackey’s finest wood engraving.

SOLD



Kentish River sold

Kentish River   1939

Original wood engraving.

Excellent hand burnished proof with shading added at the left of the image by the artist in pencil.

SOLD



Horse Pond sold

Horse Pond   1942

Original wood engraving.

Brilliant signed proof impression with beautiful clarity of line.

SOLD



Church Path sold

Church Path   1956

Original wood engraving.

Excellent signed proof impression with strong contrast, from the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD



[Woodland Scene] sold

[Woodland Scene]   1977

Original watercolour.

Original watercolour over traces of pencil, with good, fresh colours.

SOLD

 

A true master of his craft, George Mackley produced some of the finest examples of white-line wood engraving of the post-war era, and his book on the practical aspects of the subject (published 1948) is still one of the leading manuals on technique. [more]