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'Death Rocks the Cradle' by Paul Martens

1933 (made)
Place of origin

Colour line-block printed design for a book jacket. Signed.

Object details

Object type
Title'Death Rocks the Cradle' by Paul Martens (generic title)
Materials and techniques
Colour line-block print
Brief description
Colour line-block print by Theyre Lee-Elliott, a design for a book jacket for 'Death Rocks the Cradle' by Paul Martens. Great Britain, 1933.
Physical description
Colour line-block printed design for a book jacket. Signed.
  • Height: 18.9cm
  • Width: 12.6cm
Dimensions taken from 1979 PDP register
Gallery label
This book cover shows how the line block process handles designs that combine lines with blocks of colour. Each colour needed a different zinc plate and careful placement (registration) to ensure the fine white lines defining the faces joined up. The colours overlap slightly where they meet. The fine black line extends from the lettering to join the imagery, uniting text and image.(August 2019)
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Given by the Artist
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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