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History of Bristol Trade and Commerce

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1990 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tute, George, born 1933 (artist)
    TBWA Holmes Knight Ritchie (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood engraving on paper, white paint and pencil

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.4046-1995

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 151

These wood engravings by artist George Tute (born 1933) were photographically enlarged and silk screened onto ten panels measuring 1 x 2.5 metres. They were used to mark the different levels of garage parking within the Gallery shopping mall, and therefore served both a decorative and a functional purpose. In this mural, as well as a yacht regatta and scenes depicting shipping and the dock, there is a procession of the city's trades guilds carrying symbols of their trades. This is one of a set of three proofs for the murals, found at E.4046-1995 to E.4048-1995.

Physical description

Wood engraved proof from a set for a mural in the shopping mall, The Gallery, Bristol. This print includes four scenes; in the top register is a yacht regatta next to a procession of the town's trades guilds, below this is a scene in the dock showing the suspension bridge, in the bottom register a seascape showing sailing ships, a paddle steamer and barges.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1990 (made)

Artist/maker

Tute, George, born 1933 (artist)
TBWA Holmes Knight Ritchie (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Wood engraving on paper, white paint and pencil

Marks and inscriptions

[name of period represented]
Inscribed in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 25.9 cm sheet, Width: 35.5 cm sheet

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 proof of a mural decoration for The Gallery shopping centre in Bristol, 'History of Bristol Trade and Commerce', designed by George Tute; British, ca. 1990.

Labels and date

[Draft?] These wood engravings were photographically enlarged and silk screened onto 10 panels measuring 1 x 2.5 metres. They were used to mark the different levels of garage parking within the Gallery shopping mall, and therefore served both a decorative and a functional purpose. [1994]

Materials

Ink; Paper; Paint; Pencil

Techniques

Wood engraving

Subjects depicted

Barrels; Processions; Commercial buildings; Docks; Statue; English flag; Suspension bridges; Aeroplane; Paddle steamers; Hot-air balloons; Platform; Seascape; Guilds; Ships; Cart; Costume; Harbour; Barges; Steam locomotives; Crowd scenes; Church; Yachts

Categories

Architecture; Shopping; Wall coverings; Prints; Images Online; Illustration

Production Type

Proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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