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George Mackley

1900 - 1983

The Ferry by George Mackley

The Ferry   1951

  Original wood engraving.
Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.
Ref: Gresham catalogue p.121
S 250 x 182 mm; I 151 x 128 mm
Excellent signed proof impression with bright contrast, from the only edition of 75 signed proofs.

Boats and waterways are recurring subjects throughout George Mackley’s outstanding wood engravings. However, in The Ferry it is the interplay of light which has fascinated the artist and which George Mackley has depicted with his characteristic skill as a wood engraver.

On smooth cream wove paper, watermarked Basingwerk Parchment, with full margins. Excellent original condition.