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Stonehenge

Print
1961 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

To create this print the artist Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988) used two shaped plates: a smaller disc printed in orange and a shaped plate in black for the stones. The shapes of the platemarks can be clearly seen impressed into the paper. Trevelyan combined hand-drawn needle marks with open bite techniques. For the orange sun, he used sugar lift aquatint of a coarse grain. The larger shaped plate was printed in black, with pale grey achieved by a light surface-tone of ink left on the plate after wiping. The henge’s rough appearance is creve – patches of closely drawn lines that have been over-etched.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Aquatint on paper
Brief Description
Print by Julian Trevelyan, 'Stonehenge', aquatint on paper, Great Britain, 1961
Physical Description
A print depicting a stylised image of Stonehenge showing the sun between the standing stones.
Dimensions
  • Height: 78.2cm
  • Width: 58.7cm
Copy Number
28/50
Marks and Inscriptions
  • 'Julian Trevelyan' (Signed in pencil in the lower right corner)
  • 'Stonehenge' (Inscribed in pencil with the title, lower centre)
  • '28/50' (Numbered in pencil in the lower left corner)
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
To create this print the artist Julian Trevelyan (1910-1988) used two shaped plates: a smaller disc printed in orange and a shaped plate in black for the stones. The shapes of the platemarks can be clearly seen impressed into the paper. Trevelyan combined hand-drawn needle marks with open bite techniques. For the orange sun, he used sugar lift aquatint of a coarse grain. The larger shaped plate was printed in black, with pale grey achieved by a light surface-tone of ink left on the plate after wiping. The henge’s rough appearance is creve – patches of closely drawn lines that have been over-etched.
Bibliographic Reference
Taken from Departmental Circulation Register 1961
Collection
Accession Number
CIRC.242-1961

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