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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:

    E.25-1996

  • 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)

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

Marks and inscriptions

JO'C
Artist monogram on block, lower right

The Oldie Magazine 1992 JO'C
Lower centre in pencil

Dimensions

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

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Wood-engraving

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Gloves; Tree; Sun; Clippers

Categories

Prints; Gardens & Gardening; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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