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Wood engraving - Lais
  • Lais
    Austen, John Archibald, born 1886 - died 1948
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  • Object:

    Wood engraving

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1933 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Austen, John Archibald, born 1886 - died 1948 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood engraving, paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs R. F. Austen, widow of the artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 51

Physical description

Wood engraving, signed in pencil 'John Austen'. Inscribed with title and 'Trial Proof No.4'

Place of Origin

Britain (made)


1933 (made)


Austen, John Archibald, born 1886 - died 1948 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wood engraving, paper

Marks and inscriptions

'John Austen'
Signed in pencil

'Trial Proof No.4'
Inscribed with title and


Height: 282 mm sheet, Width: 239 mm sheet

Descriptive line

'Lais'. Wood engraving by John Archibald Austen R.B.A. (1886-1948), possibly of an unidentified illustration. 1933.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1951 London: HMSO, 1962.


Printing ink


Wood engraving

Subjects depicted

Women; Courtesan


Illustration; Hair and hairstyles; Prints

Production Type

Artist's proof


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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