Sydney LEE (1866-1949)

“Venetian Merchant”

Wood engraving, 1928


300 x 390 mm.


Sydney Lee was a Royal Academician and a founder member of the Society of Wood Engravers. He was one of the first wood engravers in the 20th century to produce white line engravings. This print is held in the RA Collection and must have been inspired by Shakespeare’s “Merchant of Venice”.

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