Lithograph on paper 1945. In pre second world war
Europe, particularly in France, students in art schools were encouraged
to experiment with various printmaking methods; this, generally
speaking, was not the case in Britain. In 1945 however, two sisters,
Frances Byng-Stamper and Caroline Lucas, set up Millers Press in Lewes,
East Sussex. Their express purpose was to revitalise the art of
lithography, and they managed to commission some exceptional artists,
Vanessa Bell amongst them. This print, Girl Reading, was the very first
print in the sister’s initial set of eight commissioned prints, and it,
along with the others in the series, was quickly bought by the V&A
and other public collections.
Size: 33.3 x 25.7cm; paper 60 x 42cm
Format: Giclée Print, Limited Edition (1/850) on 310gsm thick, 100% cotton rag
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