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Philip Gregory Needell

1886 - 1974

Early Morning near Rye by Philip Gregory Needell

Early Morning near Rye   c.1930

  Original woodcut, printed in colours.
Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.
S 248 x 363 mm; I 223 x 339 mm
Excellent signed proof impression with beautifully fresh colours. A particularly fine printing with Needellís choice of delicate colour range enhancing the effect of early morning across this spacious landscape. From the only edition of 70 signed and numbered proofs.

Philip Gregory Needell was an accomplished original printmaker, who specialised in the multiple colour woodblock technique. His images include many landscapes depicting the coastal areas of Sussex and southern England, and he also made some dramatic woodblock prints of scenes upon the high seas from on board merchant ships. He exhibited regularly at the Society of Graver Printers in Colour between the years 1927 and 1936. Early Morning near Rye is a very fine example of the delicately coloured form of landscape work for which Needell is best known.

On similar Japan paper, with margins as prepared by the artist. Very fine original condition.