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On display at V&A South Kensington
Request to view at the Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C , Shelf D, Case 98, Box 1

The Land Worker

Print
1931 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Linocut
Brief Description
Linocut by Haydn Mackey. Proof of cover to The Land Worker; British, 1931.
Physical Description
Men on a combine harvester, harvesting wheat. The top border above consists of square dots.
Dimensions
  • Sheet, irregular height: 38.2cm (max)
  • Sheet, irregular width: 25.5cm (max)
  • Image height: 25.5cm
  • Image width: 19.1cm
Style
Production typeArtist's proof
Marks and Inscriptions
hM (artist's monogram on combine's front)
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Associated Object
E.192-2014 (Reproduction)
Collection
Accession Number
E.189-2014

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record createdAugust 19, 2013
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