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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1960-1961 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mackley, George Edward R.E., born 1900 (maker)
    Forestry Commission (commissioned by)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    George Mackley Bequest

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 191

Physical description

Depicting three lumberjacks, two sawing down a tree, with the third appears to instruct them. All of them are crouched low to the ground. A hammer and an axe are lying on the ground in front of them. Behind them are more trees, and a path going over a small hill.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1960-1961 (made)


Mackley, George Edward R.E., born 1900 (maker)
Forestry Commission (commissioned by)

Materials and Techniques



Height: 254 mm sheet, Width: 186 mm sheet, Height: 75 mm image, Width: 101 mm image

Object history note

George Mackley Bequest, R.P. No. 91/922. Made for the Forestry Commission.

Descriptive line

Wood engraving by George Mackley, Lumberjacks, British, 1960-1

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

George Mackley Wood Engraver. Old Woking: Gresham Books, 1981, p.133
Taken from R.P. 91/922 Acquisition Form
Taken from R.P. 91/922 Catalogue Sheet


Paper; Printing ink


Wood engraving

Subjects depicted

Lumbermen; Landscape; Forest; Axe; Woodcutters; Hammer; Saw; Trees


Prints; Landscapes


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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