Clare Leighton: He Brought Streams, (BPL 653) Psalms - on Clare Leighton


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Clare Leighton:
He Brought Streams, (BPL 653) Psalms

Framed (ref: 6004)
Original woodblock (cancelled)
2 x 3 7/8 in. (5.2 x 10 cm)

Tags: Clare Leighton plate woodblock religion

Provenance: The Artist's Estate

Leighton's 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 Brought Streams, was published in an edition of 75 from this original (now cancelled) block. It is recorded as no. 653 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 Wedgewood) are amongst the most celebrated and poignant records of American rural life of their period. 


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