Clare Leighton: Fishing (Thoreau-River) BPL 740 - on Clare Leighton

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Clare Leighton:
Fishing (Thoreau-River) BPL 740

Unframed (ref: 5317)

Titled on a label to the reverse
Original woodblock, cancelled, 1 1/2 x 3 in. (4 x 7.7 cm.)

Tags: Clare Leighton plate maritime



Provenance: The Artist's Estate

Clare Leighton was an  artist, writer and wood engraver, best known for her illustrated books recording English rural life (The Farmer's Year, 1933, Four Hedges, 1935), and her recording of life in America where she emigrated to in 1939.   Southern Harvest, 1942, and  New England Industries,1952, (produced for Wedgwood) are amongst the most celebrated and poignant records of American rural life of their period.

 


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