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Christmas list for the Wine Society

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1986 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lawrence, John (artist)
    Wine Society (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colur offset lithograph

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    E.697-1994

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case GG, shelf 157, box A

The proofs for this Wine Society's Christmas list for 1986 (see E.703-1994 for page 11) were hand coloured, but the outline image was printed in pale blue, a technique devised by the artist John Lawrence (born 1933) for a more successful photo-mechanical reproduction of the black areas.

Physical description

John Lawrence, Christmas list for the Wine Society, colour offset lithograph after hand-coloured wood engraving E.703-1994.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1986 (made)

Artist/maker

Lawrence, John (artist)
Wine Society (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques

Colur offset lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 21 cm, Width: 14.7 cm

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. R.P. No. 94/1444

Descriptive line

John Lawrence, Christmas list for the Wine Society, 1986.

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

John LAWRENCE (born 1933)

Christmas list for the Wine Society. 1986
Colour offset lithograph after a wood engraving coloured by hand
E.697-1994
Given by John Lawrence

...

Photomechanical reproduction does not always do justice to wood
engraving: for example blacks are not consistently dark enough and
details are lost. John Lawrence has therefore devised a technique for
preparing for colour reproduciton by printing the outline image in
pale blue and then hand colouring the image. []

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Categories

Prints; Christmas; Advertising; Images Online; Illustration

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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