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Blossom with birds

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Cambridge (Printed at the Curwen Press, Chilford Hall, Linton, Cambridge, printed)

  • Date:

    2011 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Duttson, Robin (printmaker)
    TAG Fine Arts (publishers)
    The Curwen Press (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    lithograph on Somerset paper

  • Museum number:

    E.101.1-4-2012

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case LP, shelf 23 []

Robin Duttson takes his inspiration from the techniques and materials used in German and Italian Baroque art. His delicate drawings and prints are part of a larger plan to sculpturally recreate an entire apple tree. Every year he sets up a temporary studio in an orchard to draw the short-lived blossoms, capturing the details needed to inform his work throughout the year. 'Blossom with Birds' is a colour lithograph made up of four parts and was produced as part of this project. Printed in delicate colours, this and his other prints of this subject, reference Japanese woodblock prints of birds and flowers, but with a rigorous sense of scientific naturalism. This print was an ambitious undertaking, requiring 48 hand-drawn colour separations. Robin Duttson worked with Michael Papworth at Curwen Press and together they spent seventeen full days proofing the four parts of the work.

Physical description

Print in four sections of branches of an apple tree with blossom and two blackbirds on a blue background

Place of Origin

Cambridge (Printed at the Curwen Press, Chilford Hall, Linton, Cambridge, printed)

Date

2011 (printed)

Artist/maker

Duttson, Robin (printmaker)
TAG Fine Arts (publishers)
The Curwen Press (printer)

Materials and Techniques

lithograph on Somerset paper

Dimensions

Height: 71.8 cm, Width: 74.4 cm

Descriptive line

'Blossom with birds' by Robin Duttson; lithograph on Somerset paper in four parts

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Lithograph

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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