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George Mackley

1900 - 1983

The Lock by George Mackley

The Lock   1949

  Original wood engraving.
Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.
Ref: Gresham catalogue p.101
S 180 x 218 mm; I 102 x 127 mm
Excellent signed proof impression with good, strong blacks, from the only edition of 75 signed proofs.

A fine example of George Mackley’s characteristic wood engraved views of waterways, The Lock demonstrates the great care with which George Mackley planned his engravings, always ensuring that planes of light appear against areas of darkness in just the right way to achieve a beautifully balanced yet finely lit composition.

On fine simile Japan paper, with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine original condition.