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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1920-1940 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour linocut

  • 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

Cart and horses and farmer on a tree-lined road against a blue, orange and yellow sky. Printed on brown paper.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1920-1940 (made)


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

Materials and Techniques

Colour linocut


Height: 22.9 cm sheet, Width: 28.9 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Linocut by Haydn Mackey. Horses pulling cart, hand-coloured.


Printing ink; Oil paint; Paper



Subjects depicted

Horse; Landscape; Farmer; Agriculture; Sky; Cart


Prints; Animals and Wildlife

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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