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James Bateman

  1893 - 1959
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Mare and Foal

Mare and Foal   1927

Original wood engraving.

Very strong, evenly printed impression from the only edition of 25 signed and numbered proofs.



The painter and wood engraver James Bateman, was a native of the Lake District in north western England. After studying at the Royal College of Art (1914-19) and the Slade School of Art (1919-21) he progressed to pursue a successful career as a professional artist and wood engraver. J. Bateman's finest wood engravings, such as Mare and Foal, are invariably concerned with aspects of the farming countryside of his youth.