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Arthur Rigden Read
1879-1955, British

Turn of the Road
1879-1955, British

This colored woodblock print by British printmaker A. Rigden Read measures 14 7/8 x 10 1/2 inches. It is numbered, titled and signed in pencil on the lower margin. Read was born in the working class area of London. Little is known about him but during his studies he did travel to Japan and learned the art of the woodcut. He produced many of these in the 1920's and the predominant theme of his work was the itinerant worker making a living in the local countryside. This image titled "Turn in the Road" is one of his few landscapes.

Painting

New Orleans Street

Watercolor and ink, image size 7 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches, 1939, signed in ink "Nibbio 39" l.r.

Print

Reflections at Finchingfield, England
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 7 1/16 x 17 1/8 inches, 1938, second state, trial proof, printed by David Strang, inscribed in the plate "John Taylor Arms 1938" lower right, cat. Fletcher-311, pencil signed lower right

Drawing

A Village on the Somme
1876-1953, Scottish

This drawing by Muirhead Bone of the French countryside measures 7 3/8 x 11 inches. It is done in graphite and sepia ink on paper, pencil signed "Bone" on the l.r. and comes with its original label. Muirhead Bone was a Scottish artist and an important figure known for his atmospheric, finely detailed landscapes, cityscapes and images of WWI.