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  • Wine Label for Fressingfield Dry White Wine
    Renton, Michael, born 1934 - died 2001
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Wine Label for Fressingfield Dry White Wine

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1976 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Renton, Michael, born 1934 - died 2001 (artist)
    Wood Farm (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph from wood engraving in ink on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.767-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 151, box A

This wine label and its accompanying piece (E.768-1994) are both from wood engravings and typical of a type of commercial wood engraving which Renton produced. Michael Renton (1934-2001) was, by his own description, “a designer, engraver and lettering craftsman” of modest means but prodigious talent. After a brief spell at Harrow Art School and a five-year wood engraving apprenticeship with S. Slinger Ltd, he set up as an independent wood engraver and signwriter in the remote countryside of East Sussex near Winchelsea. Here he produced a wealth of works on wood, stone and paper in the style of Eric Gill and Gwen Raverat.

Physical description

Bottle label for Fressingfield dry white wine. The label shows a black and white image of a cottage and barn (possibly Wood Farm Vineyard, Fressingfield?) in the style of a woodcut. The image is in an oval frame surrounded by lettering in several fonts (one flourishing, one serif) in white and black against a green background with white border.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1976 (made)

Artist/maker

Renton, Michael, born 1934 - died 2001 (artist)
Wood Farm (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph from wood engraving in ink on paper

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm, Width: 10.2 cm

Object history note

Acquired in connection with the display A Fine Line - Commercial Wood Engraving in Britain, V&A, 10 October 1994 - 26 March 1995.

Descriptive line

Bottle label for Fressingfield dry white wine, offset lithograph from a wood engraving by Michael Renton; British, 1976.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

A Fine Line - Commercial Wood Engraving in Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, 10 Oct 1994 - 26 Mar 1995

Labels and date

M. RENTON (born 1934)

Wine label for Fressingfield Dry White Wine. 1977
Wood engraving
E.767, 768-1994 []

Production Note

Michael Renton also a lettering craftsman and he designed the lettering as well as the illustration here and E.768-1994.

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Colour offset lithography

Subjects depicted

Cottages; Barn; Lettering; Vineyard

Categories

Prints; Illustration; Labels & packaging; Images Online

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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