Huge Original Linocut "The Pagoda At Kew" by Edward Bawden RA
A very large 1963 linocut "The Pagoda" by Edward Bawden RA. It depicts the pagoda at Kew Garden in a bold and looming fashion.
This hand-signed artist's proof is numbered 23/50, the inscriptions in faded pen. It is housed in its original glazed 1960s frame. The plate size is 45" x 26" (115cm x 67cm).
One of Bawden's largest works, it would have been impossible to press using conventional methods. Bawden was known to lay his paper and lino plate down on the floor and invite friends to dance upon it to create the image. The very heavy ink attests to this unusual method of printing, and adds to the vividness of the image.
The condition is good, with slight yellowing to the paper in places. The image is unfaded, the rich colours of the ink still giving great impact.