Clare Leighton: He sent from Above, BPL 645 (Psalms) - on Clare Leighton



Clare Leighton:
He sent from Above, BPL 645 (Psalms)

Unframed (ref: 5370)

Titled on a label to the reverse
Original woodblock, cancelled, 2 x 4 in. (5.3 x 10 cm.)

Tags: Clare Leighton plate woodblock men religion

Provenance: The Artist's Estate
Literature: Clare Leighton, An Exhibition ....Amercan Sheaves English Seed Corn...., The Boston Public Library, p 21.

Leightons epic project Psalms. (The Book of Psalms [and] The First Psalm of David, the Book of Proverbs [and] The Book of Ecclesiastes) was published by Doubleday, 1952.   He Sent From Above was published in an edition of 75 from this original (now cancelled) block.  It is recorded as no. 646 in the  Boston Public Library catalogue of Leighton's work.

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 Amercia  where she emigrated to in 1939.   Southern Harvest, 1942 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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