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Marjorie Firth

born c.1900

[The Dancers] by Marjorie Firth

[The Dancers]   1927

  Original wood engraving.
Signed, numbered and dated in pencil.
S 179 x 189 mm; I 103 x 143 mm
Original Marjorie Firth wood engraving.

The number “2” impression from the only edition of 20 signed and numbered proofs.

Marjorie Firth’s white-line technique of wood engraving is displayed with particular clarity in this image. 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. Excellent original condition.