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Sail-loft window

  • Object:


  • Date:

    20th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Macnab, Iain, born 1890 - died 1967 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Helen Macnab, widow of the Artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 147, box F

Physical description

Wood-engraving, signed in pencil 'Iain Macnab'. Inscribed in pencil with title, 'Sail loft window' and numbered '20/30'. The print depicts a workshop bench, overlooking a small harbour. The bench is covered in wood shavings and woodworking tools including a set square, a rasp, a hammer, chisels, a pair of callipers, planes and wood saws.


20th century (made)


Macnab, Iain, born 1890 - died 1967 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Iain Macnab'
Signed in pencil


Height: 20.1 cm, Width: 15.1 cm

Descriptive line

'Sail Loft Window'. Wood-engraving by Iain Macnab, R.E., P.R.O.I. (1890-1967). 20th century.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.



Subjects depicted

Windows; Saws; Sail-lofts; Callipers; Tools; Benches; Squares (tools); Planes (tools); Woodworking tools; Rasps; Ports, Harbours; Hammers (tools)




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