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Bandstands and Buckets

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1947 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    O'Connor, John Scorrer A.R.E., A.R.C.A., born 1913 (artist)
    Everett's (commissioned by)
    The Times (published by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood-engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.671-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case 1A, box EW149B

By use of alliteration the copy and the illustrations in this wood engraving, one of two at E.671-1994 and E.672-1994, gave an impression of the range of work promoted by the Zinc Development Corporation. John O'Connor (born 1942) 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

Proof of a wood-engraving used in an advertisement, featuring a fox strolling past a barbed wire fence next to a pond with the image frames by flowers and foliage and a set of binoculars lying on the floor in the foreground.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1947 (made)

Artist/maker

O'Connor, John Scorrer A.R.E., A.R.C.A., born 1913 (artist)
Everett's (commissioned by)
The Times (published by)

Materials and Techniques

Wood-engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Zinc Development Corporation 1947
Inscribed in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 9.8 cm sheet, Width: 17 cm sheet, Height: 4.8 cm image, Width: 11.7 cm image

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

Proof of a wood-engraving used in an advertisement for Zinc Development Corporation by Everett's advertising agency, published in The Times, by John O'Connor; British, 1950.

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

A Fine Line - Commercial Wood Engraving in Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, 10 Oct 1994 - 26 Mar 1995

Labels and date

[Draft?] By use of alliteration the copy and the illustrations gave an impression of the range of work promoted by the Zinc Development Corporation. [1994]

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Wood-engraving

Subjects depicted

Binoculars; Flowers; Fox; Pond; Barbed wire; Foliage

Categories

Prints; Illustration; Advertising; Images Online

Production Type

Artist's proof

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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