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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)
    London (probably, published)

  • Date:

    ca./ 1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mackey, Haydn, born 1883 - died 1979 (printmaker)
    Courtnay Ltd. (published)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Linocut

  • Museum number:

    E.186-2014

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 134, box A

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

Symmetrical design featuring heart shape formed of flower motifs behind Cupid and his bow, all surrounded by ribbons above, and below an arched framed vignette of leaf-form decoration.

Place of Origin

England (made)
London (probably, published)

Date

ca./ 1935 (made)

Artist/maker

Mackey, Haydn, born 1883 - died 1979 (printmaker)
Courtnay Ltd. (published)

Materials and Techniques

Linocut

Marks and inscriptions

LOVE IN A MIST / BRING YOU IN BLOOM / A BALLAD
Top

BY / JACK COURTNAY
Below

PRICE
Lower right

Courtnay Ltd / LONDON
Below

HM
artist's monogram right, beside Cupid

Dimensions

Height: 45.8 cm sheet, irregular max, Width: 58.8 cm sheet, irregular max, Height: 30.8 cm image, Width: 24 cm image

Descriptive line

Linocut by Haydn Mackey. Proof of cover to ballad-sheet 'Love in a Mist', published by Courtnay Ltd. London; British, 1930s.

Materials

Printing ink; Tissue paper

Techniques

Linocut

Subjects depicted

Ribbons; Love; Bow and arrow; Love-in-a-mist; Hearts

Categories

Prints; Music; Entertainment & Leisure

Production Type

Artist's proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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