Clare Leighton: The Masthouse, (BPL 1), 1923 - on Clare Leighton



Clare Leighton:
The Masthouse, (BPL 1), 1923

Unmounted (ref: 5712)
Signed titled and printed by artist's nephew from the original block
7 x 5 in. (18 x 12.5 cm)

Tags: Clare Leighton work

This was Leighhtons second woodengraving and provide an auspicious start to her career: The second block, of a Bishop's Stortford mauthouse, determinded my future.   Timidly I sent the print to an exhibition, where, to my amazement, it was accepted and hung.  Yet more to my amazement , it was purchased by Eric Gill ...... (see Clare Leighton, The Growth and Shaping of An Artist-Writer, p. 9, Published by The Estate of Clare Leighton) 

The Malthouse  was later published as plate I in Woodcuts: Examples of the Work of Clare Leighton.  by Longmans, Green & Co. in 1930.

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