People sipping wine may be a slightly less familiar subject for Nevinson, but a copy of the print 'Sur La Terrasse, Parnasse' will appear at Bonhams sale of Grosvenor School and Avant Garde British Printmaking in New Bond Street on April 16.
The colourful 1925 oil on canvas of this image sold at
Christie's in June 2005 for £96,000 but this 5 1/2 x 19 1/2in
lithograph, probably produced slightly afterwards in an edition
less than 75, is estimated at £30,000-50,000.
It is one of 15 prints by the artist that feature in the
Elsewhere in the sale is the rare woodcut Dazzled Ship in
Drydock by Edward Wadsworth (1889-1949). The 5 x 8 1/2in (13 x
22cm) impression is part of series of eight prints produced by the
artist between 1917 and 1918 when he worked as a supervisor of the
wartime program for the camouflaging of ships in the Liverpool dry
Although there are known impressions on japan paper, the current
impression is printed on textured wove. Wadsworth experimented with
the visual effects of a variety of papers even for impressions from
the same block.
Eight impressions of this print are known in public art
collections such as the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, The
British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, but no
impression appears to have come to the market since 1990.
It is estimated at £10,000-15,000.
One of the leading Grosvenor School prints on offer is Cyril
Edward Power's (1872-1951) Whence & Whither?.
A 12 1/4 x 9 1/2in (31 x 24cm) linocut from c.1930, the image
was derived from preparatory drawings of the escalators in
Tottenham Court Road made by the artist in 1928. It depicts a host
of faceless commuters rendered anonymous on the London Underground
by the monotony of the daily commute.
Power's print notes state the original title of this linocut is
recorded as The Cascade. As meticulously detailed in his
notes, the colours of this impression are worked with varying
pressure; densely in the main body of the linocut with lighter
tones for the force fields beyond.
It is estimated at £30,000-50,000.
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