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New York City

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    1935 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mrożewski , Stefan, born 1894 - died 1975 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Wood-engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr John Fuller

  • Museum number:

    E.434-1968

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Wood engraving titled 'New York City', signed with monogram 'SM', and signed and dated in pencil 'Stefan Mrozewski 35'. The background of the black and white image is composed of building structures typical of the New York skyline. Aeroplanes are depicted in a stormy sky, thick with dark clouds. In the foreground, a railway line cuts through the buildings, supporting a bullet-shaped train. This appears to be straddled by the outline of a giant, angular, transparent figure with clawed fingers and averted eyes. Beneath the railway line, there are two streets at right-angles, thronging with people and vehicles. Under one of the legs of the giant figure, is a depiction of water and vessels.

Place of Origin

London (possibly, made)

Date

1935 (made)

Artist/maker

Mrożewski , Stefan, born 1894 - died 1975 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Wood-engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'SM.'
Signed with monogram

'Stefan Mrozewski 35.'
Signed and dated in pencil

'London.'
Inscribed in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 20.3 cm, Width: 14 cm

Object history note

This wood-engraving is reproduced in 'Wood Engraving of To-Day' by Gwendolen Raverat, p.45, vol. 117 of 'The Studio', 1939.

Descriptive line

New York City, by Stefan Mrozewski (born 1894). Wood-engraving, dated 1935.

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

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

Techniques

Wood-engraving (process)

Subjects depicted

Clouds; Urban rail systems; Ships; Figures (representations); Transport; Architecture; Giants; Cities; Buildings; Vessels; Storms; Water; Trains (vehicle groupings); Ports, Harbours; Sky-lines; Aeroplanes

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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