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James Bateman

1893 - 1959

Mare and Foal by James Bateman

Mare and Foal   1927

  Original wood engraving.
Signed, dated and numbered in pencil.
S 127 x 177 mm; I 85 x 102 mm
Original James Bateman wood engraving.

Very strong, evenly printed impression from the only edition of 25 signed and numbered proofs.

The painter and wood engraver James Bateman, was a native of the Lake District in north western England. After studying at the Royal College of Art (1914-19) and the Slade School of Art (1919-21) he progressed to pursue a successful career as a professional artist and wood engraver. His finest wood engravings, such as Mare and Foal, are invariably concerned with aspects of the farming countryside of his youth.

On fine laid Japan-style paper with full margins and deckle edge. One or two isolated foxing spots, otherwise good original condition.