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Isabel de Bohun Lockyer

1895 - 1980

Château de Gruyères by Isabel de Bohun Lockyer

Château de Gruyères   1926

  Original linocut, printed in colours.
Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.
S 335 x 235 mm; I 253 x 164 mm
Good impression with fresh, bright colours. From the only edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs. Another impression of this linocut has pencil notes in Lockyer’s hand which date the printing of the edition to 1st October 1926.

Isabel de Bohun Lockyer was one of the few artists outside the Grosvenor School to use linocut for colour printmaking in England at this time. Printing in water-based inks, her linocuts have the appearance of colour woodcuts. A number of her works depict views in Switzerland and Dalmatia.

The Château de Gruyères sits at the top of the Swiss town after which it is named. Famous worldwide for its distinctive cheese, Gruyères also boasts the Château Saint Germain, home of the late surrealist artist H.R.Giger, whose works it houses as a museum.

On soft simile Japan paper with full margins and deckle edge. Some minor creasing in margins, otherwise generally very good original condition.