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1992 (made)
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Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Wood-engraving in ink on paper
Brief Description
Wood-engraved illustration for Oldie Magazine, by John O'Connor, 1992
Physical Description
Wood-engraved illustration featuring an interior looking out of a window towards a landscape of fields. On the window ledge is a glass and bottle of beer. A cello stands in the cornder and on the table are three wooden flutes. A hand holding a glass, a patterned border (top left) and a framed picture (right) can also be seen.
Dimensions
  • Image size height: 7.8cm
  • Image size width: 10.2cm
  • Sheet size height: 12.9cm
  • Sheet size width: 18.8cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • JO'C (Artist monogram on block, lower left edge running vertically (C written backwards))
  • The Oldie Magazine (Lower left in pencil)
  • 1992 (Lower centre in pencil)
  • JO'C (Artist monogram in pencil lower right)
Credit line
Given by the artist
Object history
Acquired in connection with the display A Fine Line - Commercial Wood Engraving in Britain, V&A, 10 October 1994 - 26 March 1995.
Subjects depicted
Summary
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.
Associated Objects
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1996
Collection
Accession Number
E.24-1996

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