Robert GIBBINGS (1889-1958)
Wood engraving, 1920
Signed, dated and numbered 35/50
250 x 135
“Gibbings’s use of the vanishing line technique reached maturity with his first significant engraving of a figure, “Clear Waters” of 1920. Here the delicate outline of the body is never defined by a line other than the boundary of an area of highlight with that of shadow, the eye naturally completes the shape by implication and all unnecessary detail is eliminated – it is a lyrical image”. (pg. 41 “The Life and Work of Robert Gibbings” by Martin Andrews.