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Marjorie Firth

born c.1900

[Yachts] by Marjorie Firth

[Yachts]   c.1927

  Original wood engraving.
S 103 x 140 mm; I 52 x 96 mm
Original Marjorie Firth wood engraving.

Very fine artist’s proof impression printed on simile Japan paper, prior to any edition.

This small coastal scene displays Marjorie Firth’s white-line technique of wood engraving with particular clarity. This approach to printmaking requires the artist to describe their subject in terms of the light catching planes, instead of the shadows. Thus, the artist-engraver works from dark to light rather than vice versa – precisely the opposite approach to normal etching or engraving on metal.

Excellent impression on fine simile Japan paper with full margins. One or two isolated foxing spots at extreme outer edge of sheet, otherwise excellent original condition.