Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949)
"Beef-eater (The Tower)"
Lithographic transfer of the hand-coloured woodcut
Published by William Heinemann, 1898
As part of the "London Types" Series
Image size: 25.5 cm x 23 cm
Framed size: 44 cm x 39.5 cm
Formerly with Robert Miller Fine Art, London
For his graphic works Nicholson was inspired by the simple woodblock prints in Georgian 'chapbooks' which, though crude, could nevertheless convey complicated images through clever design.
This image of a Beefeater (or Yeoman Warder) at the Tower of London taken from a Popular Edition of Nicholson's "London Types", a series of thirteen plates published by William Heinemann, London, November 1898.
Well presented. Framed and glazed.
53, Colin Campbell, "William Nicholson: The Graphic Work", London, Barrie & Jenkins, 1992
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