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Mabel A. Royds

1874 - 1941

White Cyclamen by Mabel A. Royds

White Cyclamen   c.1918

  Original woodcut, printed in colours.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Barton 35
S 166 x 175 mm; I 137 x 149 mm
The artist’s own guide proof, inscribed in yellow crayon in outer margin “A.1”. A particularly fine proof with strong, unfaded colours.

After working with Walter Sickert in Paris at the turn of the century, Mabel Royds taught for some years at Havergal College, Toronto, in Canada. On returning to the British Isles, she joined Frank Morley Fletcher, J.D. Ferguson and S. Peploe at Edinburgh College of Art. In 1913 Royds married the Scottish etcher E.S. Lumsden, although she continued to work under her maiden name throughout her life. She travelled widely throughout the orient with her husband and for many years her work reflected the scenes of their travels. In her later years, Royds’ woodcuts concentrated upon flower studies and some religious subjects. She produced a total of 61 known colour woodcuts.

On warm white simile Japan paper with margins as prepared by the artist. Some foxing to sheet. Sections of old masking tape at edges of sheet verso.