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George Mackley

1900 - 1983

The Watch Tower by George Mackley

The Watch Tower   1958

  Original wood engraving.
Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.
Ref: Gresham catalogue p.65
S 181 x 214 mm; I 127 x 153 mm
Outstanding signed proof impression with strong, even blacks; from the only edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs. At the time of making this striking wood engraving of The Watch Tower George Mackley was experimenting with various paper types in association with his friend Thomas Balston in order to obtain the finest proofs possible from his blocks. This particular proof is an outstanding example on fine simile Japan paper.

On smooth simile Japan paper, with full margins and deckle edge. Very good original condition.