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Diversions, Elizabeth Harvey-Lee

To lighten dark days

This Winter catalogue (from 2008) comprises a selection of artists’ prints produced between c1519 and 2006.

Some of the highlights include a rare panoramic woodcut, the third from the sequence of ten showing The procession of Suleyman the Magnificent through the Hippodrome, by Pieter Coecke van Aelst I, the father-in-law of Pieter Brueghel the Elder; and a stunning matched ‘pair’ of first states of The Four Elements and The Five Senses, engraved by his step-son Jacob Matham, to the designs of Goltzius, and published by Goltzius.

There is a fine group of studies of rural characters, rarely encountered, etched by Sir George Clausen; and some good urban architectural views, among which, in addition to black and white etchings and drypoints by Griggs, Fitton, Howarth, Rushbury &c. is a magnificent painterly colour woodcut of Venice, printed in oil colours, by the Scots artist Charles Mackie and a Japanese water-based colour woodcut of Venice by Urushibara. Marines too are represented, with works by Wyllie and others.

Diversions, Elizabeth Harvey-LeeA scattering of portraits includes one of the woodcut versions of Dürer’s Emperor Maximilian I, portraits of British printmakers Muirhead Bone, Stanley Anderson (etched variously by both Malcolm Osborne and Francis Dodd) and Ian Fleming, etched by himself; and a study of the ballet dancer Vanda Evina in Laura Knight’s master print Powder and Paint.

Among several continental figure studies are the delightful La Donna allo Specchio (Woman at the Mirror) by Boldini, one of only two known definitive impressions of the total of only four, probably a study of Berthe, Boldini’s first model in Paris and his mistress, pinning her hat on in front of a mirror. Also Anders Zorn’s The new Maid, standing a little apprehensively with her brush and dust pan.

An interesting and diverse miscellany to divert and bring joy on dark Winter’s days.

Published winter 2008
48 pages, 117 items included, with 123 black and white illustrations and two in colour on the back cover.

(UK Price: £7,
International orders: £10)

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Artists included in the catalogue:

  • Anderson S
  • Archer F
  • Austin R S
  • Bacher O
  • Badmin S R
  • Blampied E
  • Boldini G
  • Bone M
  • Boulton D
  • Braithwaite S H
  • Brangwyn F
  • Buckland-Wright J
  • Carracci L
  • Clarke J
  • Clausen G
  • Clerk J of Eldin
  • Coecke P van Aelst
  • Coignard J
  • Dalby C
  • Delavalée J H
  • Dodd F
  • Dürer A
  • Fantin-Latour H
  • Figura H
  • Fitton H
  • Fleming I
  • Forain F L
  • Fozard R
  • Goenuette N
  • Goltzius H
  • Greenhalf R
  • Greiner O
  • Griggs F L
  • Hardie M
  • Harper J
  • Hollar W
  • Howarth A
  • Jahn G
  • James N
  • Knight L
  • Kollwitz K
  • Langmaid R
  • Lee-Hankey W L
  • Long S
  • Lorrain R
  • Luce M
  • Mackie C H
  • Maratti C
  • Matham J
  • MacLaughlan D S
  • Menpes M
  • Nicholson W
  • Nixon J
  • Nolde E
  • Osborne M
  • Perrier F
  • Poole M
  • Raphael
  • Raverat G
  • Reddick P
  • Richards F
  • Roberts J
  • Rushbury H
  • Schmutzer F
  • Slater E
  • Smith P
  • Sparks N
  • Steinlen T
  • Strang I
  • Taylor M
  • Tunnicliffe C E
  • Tute G
  • Urushibara J
  • Velde J van de
  • Visscher C J
  • Walcot W
  • Watson C
  • Webb C
  • Whistler J M
  • Wilson W
  • Winkelman J
  • Wolff H
  • Wyllie H
  • Wyllie W L
  • Young S
  • Zorn A

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