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  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1950s (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 bottled fruits (apricots?) surrounded by loose fruit, a kettle and bowl of fruit (tomatoes?) and some clock dandilions.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1950s (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

Kynoch note book (ICI)
Lower centre in pencil

JO'C 1950s
Lower right in pencil


Height: 6.5 cm image size, Width: 7.7 cm image size, Height: 16.4 cm sheet size, Width: 13 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 1995.

Descriptive line

Wood-engraved illustration for Kynoch Press Notebook by John O'Connor, 1950s

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

Fruit; Bowl; Kettle; Dandelion; Jars


Prints; Illustration


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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