PELLEW, CLAUGHTON

£675.00

Claughton Pellew. Five wood engravings printed from the original blocks with a Biographical Note by Anne Stevens.

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Wakefield: the Fleece Press, 1987.

One of 150 sets only. Accompanied by a 16 page Biographical Note – “Claughton Pellew 1890-1966” – by Anne Stevens with an Introduction by John Nash. Folio. 14.5 X 12.5 ins. Loosely inserted 5 large Claughton Pellew wood engravings printed on an Albion handpress on Zerkall mould-made paper with each print held in an individual card folder with printed title: “The Return” 1925 (266 X 253 mm.), “The Smithy” 1930 (252 X 201 mm.), “Marsh Marigolds” 1930 (280 X 256 mm.), “The Carol Singers” 1930 (242 X 191 mm.) and “The Mother” 1931 (216 X 255 mm.). Pellew attended the Slade School of Fine Art with John and Paul Nash and remained a close friend. Paul Nash maintained Pellew taught him to look more intensely at the surrounding world. Wood Engravings and Biographical Note held in a grey buckram covered drop-back box by Smith Settle with title label on spine and wood engraving on upper cover. Loosely laid in a wood engraving by Mary Skempton, “Mevagissey II 1940”. A very fine copy.

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