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Guy Malet

1900 - 1973

Old Hastings by Guy Malet

Old Hastings   c.1930

  Original wood engraving.
Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.
S 370 x 280 mm; I 285 x 230 mm
Outstanding proof impression from the only edition of 40 signed and numbered proofs. A particularly fine impression with the areas of black printing strong and solid, and the fine lines crisp and clear.

Old Hastings of is one of the largest and certainly most outstanding examples of Guy Maletís technical genius as a wood engraver, requiring a truly remarkable diversity of engraving styles to produce the enormous range of tones and textures across the townscape depicted. It is clear from this work that Guy Malet possessed an extraordinary understanding of his medium, enabling him to transmit every aspect of a view to the wood with a distinctive yet always accurate flair.

On simile Japan paper, with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine condition.