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John Buckland Wright

1897 – 1954

[Night Flight] by John Buckland Wright

[Night Flight]   c.1955

  Original line engraving.
Inscribed in ink by Mary Buckland Wright.
S 165 x 248 mm; P & I  99 x 74 mm
Original John Buckland Wright line engraving.

Private proof impression, folded to form a greetings card. Inscribed extensively in ink by John Buckland Wright’s wife, Mary, as a Christmas and New Year card for 1955.

This dynamic and highly stylised engraving is thought to have been created some years previously, during the long period which John Buckland Wright spent working alongside S.W. Hayter at Atelier 17 in Paris. This was the most creative period of his life, during which time he experimented with abstract styles and novel printmaking techniques, developing compositions of fluid sweeping lines as seen in this beautifully refined engraving.

On cream laid paper with full margins and deckle edge. Very good original condition.