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Print - The Land Worker
  • The Land Worker
    Mackey, Haydn, born 1883 - died 1979
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The Land Worker

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1931 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mackey, Haydn, born 1883 - died 1979 (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 154

This print is part of a collection of proofs of woodcut and linocuts by Haydn Mackey which represents a varied range of the artists work including magazine and music sheet covers, posters and fine prints. Haydn Reynolds Mackey (1883-1979) was a book illustrator and printmaker whose print work consisted of strongly coloured linocuts and woodcuts. Contrary to their appearance the images were hand-coloured. To achieve the appearance of coloured printing Mackay used an interesting technique, hand colouring the image in opaque oil paint on the reverse of the transparent tracing paper on which the image was printed. He then applied the proof to an oatmeal backing paper with the painted side down. Mackay’s prints were never published on a large scale.

Physical description

Men on a combine harvester, harvesting wheat. The top border above consists of square dots.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1931 (made)


Mackey, Haydn, born 1883 - died 1979 (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

artist's monogram on combine's front


Height: 38.2 cm sheet, irregular max, Width: 25.5 cm sheet, irregular max, Height: 25.5 cm image, Width: 19.1 cm image

Descriptive line

Linocut by Haydn Mackey. Proof of cover to The Land Worker; British, 1931.


Printing ink; Paper



Subjects depicted

Wheat; Agriculture; Combine harvester; Farmers



Production Type

Artist's proof


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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