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John Nicolson

1891 - 1951

The Gate by John Nicolson

The Gate   c.1928

  Original lithograph.
Signed in pencil.
S 287 x 460 mm; I 172 x 250 mm
Beautiful signed proof impression from the only edition. Scarce - John Nicolson’s few original lithographs were generally printed in very small editions, rarely exceeding twelve proofs.

The delightful rural works of John Nicolson share the spirit and style of his great friend and fellow printmaker Edmund Blampied. Like Blampied, John Nicolson possessed an exceptional natural talent as a printmaker; however, his sensitively drawn graphic works display a truly naturalistic charm which is distinct from Edmund Blampied’s manner and which reveals a deep passion for the true rural scene. The Gate typifies John Nicolson’s mature graphic style.

On fibrous simile Japan paper with wide margins and deckle edge. Very slight suggestion of time tone in outer margins only, otherwise very fine original condition.