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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1933 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linocut

  • Museum number:

    E.174-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 70, box C

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

Close-up of a man and woman. The man wears a red coat, brown wig and cravat, and a woman is in a cloak and wide-brimmed feather hat. Behind them two the right are two rough-looking men.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1933 (made)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Linocut

Marks and inscriptions

WINTER GARDEN / THEATRE / DRURY LANE. W.C.2 / LICENSEE:- WILLIAM COOPER.
Top

Haydn Mackey. 1933
Lower centre

ENID CRUICKSHANK DALE SMITH
Lower centre

CLANCARTY
Top

Dimensions

Height: 76.5 cm, Width: 50.3 cm

Descriptive line

Linocut by Haydn Mackey. Poster for 'Clancarty' at Winter Garden Theatre, in black, brown and red; British, 1933.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Linocut

Subjects depicted

Clothing, Costume; Hat; Feather; Cravat

Categories

Prints; Posters; Theatre; Entertainment & Leisure

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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