Woodland Path II
by Norman Clifford Jaques
Medium – Colour linocut, unsigned artist’s proof from the Jaques studio
Edition – Unnumbered artist’s trial proof in different colourway to the final edition
Image dimensions – 40.5 x 50 cm (h x w)
Unframed – mounted with off white, acid-free board 53.5 x 64.5 cm (h x w)
This is a unique trial proof in a different colourway to the final edition of Woodland Path, one of the artist’s most successful prints. It was purchased from the Jaques studio. It is thought to depict a landscape at Arley in Cheshire. Woodland Path was one of two jointly awarded the 2nd Prize in the Giles Bequest Competition, 1954, for colour prints from wood and lino at the V&A, who also hold a copy.
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Norman Clifford Jaques (1922 – 2004) was born in Manchester and studied at the College of Art and Technology 1937- 42. He taught printmaking at The Manchester Polytechnic from 1950-1982. He was Senior Lecturer there and Head of Art at Stretford Grammar School for Girls, in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
Jaques was a member and served as President of both The Manchester Academy of Fine Arts and The Manchester Art Club. He was also an illustrator and book designer as well a printmaker. He exhibited at the Royal Academy and the V&A. Examples of his work can be found in the V&A and galleries at Manchester, Oldham and Stockport.
|About the Artist
Born in London, Robert Tavener attended Hornsey College of Art from 1946 to 1950, following his war service in the army. He settled in Eastbourne, teaching at Eastbourne College of Art and Design as well as St Martin’s School of Art in London.
Robert Tavener is best known as a printmaker and was a senior fellow of the Royal Society of Illustrators for clients including Shell, the BBC and various children’s book publishers. He exhibited for 34 years in succession at the Royal Academy Summer Show and his work is in many public collections including the Victoria & Albert Museums and Government Art Collection.