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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1992 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    O'Connor, John Scorrer A.R.E., A.R.C.A., born 1913 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood-engraving in ink on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 149

John O'Connor belongs to a small group of wood engravers who took up the technique after its heyday in the 1920s and 1930s. He was a student of Eric Ravilious at the RCA between 1934 and 1937 and also worked for a short while for the Curwen Press.

Physical description

Wood-engraved illustration featuring some garden clippers and gloves on a table. In the background is the sun, framed by the bare branches of a tree, and some flowers. Some cuttings lie onthe table underneath the clippers.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1992 (made)


O'Connor, John Scorrer A.R.E., A.R.C.A., born 1913 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wood-engraving in ink on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Artist monogram on block, lower right

The Oldie Magazine 1992 JO'C
Lower centre in pencil


Height: 7.6 cm image size, Width: 10 cm image size, Height: 12.2 cm sheet size, Width: 18.8 cm sheet size

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Wood-engraved illustration for Oldie Magazine, by John O'Connor, 1992

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1996


Ink; Paper



Subjects depicted

Flowers; Gloves; Tree; Sun; Clippers


Prints; Gardens & Gardening; Illustration


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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