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Dark Lake

  • Object:

    Wood block

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1922 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved wood block

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 514a, case V, shelf 140

Physical description

Carved wood block depicting a female nude wading in a lake. The lake is overhung by trees and high grasses which obscure the shore in the right foreground.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1922 (made)


Paul Nash, born 1889 - died 1946 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Carved wood block


Length: 10.16 cm, Height: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

Paul Nash, Dark lake

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1960 and 1961 London: HMSO, 1964




Wood engraving

Subjects depicted

Nude female; Grasses; Trees; Lake


Printmaking techniques; Tools & Equipment; Prints; Woodwork


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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