Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956):
Ship Building, 1912
Framed (ref: 3225)
Original Lawrence's woodblock, end grain box wood, framed with a posthumous print on the reverse, 6 5/8 x 5 1/4 in. (16.9 x 13.3 cm.)
Provenance: Count William de Belleroche; private collection since 1968
Brangwyn s woodcuts have a manner all their own ... autocratic, altogether arbitrary, though pregnant with magic.’ (Walter Shaw Sparrow, Prints and Drawings by Frank Brangwyn, London: John Lane, The Bodley Press.
Brangwyn produced over 373 wood engravings and woodcuts between 1899 and 19353 including 71 bookplates and a large number of book illustrations and head and tail pieces.