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John Edgar Platt

1886 - 1967

Building the Trawler by John Edgar Platt

Building the Trawler   1929

  Original woodcut, printed in colours.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Chapman 18
S 251 x 372 mm; I  231 x 355 mm
Excellent impression from the edition of 72 signed proofs and 8 trial impressions. Printed in blue, grey, pink, red, buff, brown and black inks. The projected edition had been 150 impressions, but was never completed.

John Edgar Platt exhibited an impression of this woodcut at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, in 1929 (no.747).

On cream simile Japan paper with margins. Very good original condition.

Provenance: Collection of the artist and printmaker Robert Sargent Austin, thence by descent to Rachel Austin, one of the artist’s two daughters.