Lewin Bassingthwaighte - Undressing in Four Parts

  • £120.00
  • Product Code: 02201
  • Availability: In Stock
Artist: Lewin BassingthwaighteHistory: This print, and the others comprising our online exhibition, are directly from the artist's estate and are offered in association with the artist's family. Lewin Bassingthwaighte was a highly accomplished painter and printmaker, a graduate of the Royal College ...
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Artist: Lewin Bassingthwaighte

History: This print, and the others comprising our online exhibition, are directly from the artist's estate and are offered in association with the artist's family. Lewin Bassingthwaighte was a highly accomplished painter and printmaker, a graduate of the Royal College of Art, who achieved a good deal of recognition in the 1960s and early 1970s. His working life was curtailed sadly by illness but fortunately he left a body of work emblematic of that exciting and creative period in time. His subjects included the landscape, still life and figures usually in an interior. In 1968 the artist wrote about his work as follows: 'I hope the work will speak for itself, but I will make one or two points. My work is about tenderness and humanity. I have used symbols such as childhood, femininity and sometimes an element of humour. In the past these might have been put under the heading of sentimentality, this I feel is a relic of Victorian thoughts. I think these ideas should be expressed very strongly in the world we inhabit today'. The original prints we have are all unframed and have been in store for many years. As a consequence some of the prints have some blemishes to the margins and/or small tears and creases. Each listing will briefly describe the condition of each print. A good number of the prints are either pencil signed or initialled by the artist whereas some are not. Each print will have the estate stamp to the reverse as an assurance of authenticity. The prices quoted are inclusive of UK shipping in a strong tube.

Title: Undressing in Four Parts

Description: This colour woodcut is signed in full by the artist lower right and at lower left is numbered 1 from an edition of 50 prints. It is dated 1966. Another example of the print was shown in one of the artist's shows at the Piccadilly Gallery.

Size: About 16.2 x 10.2 inches approximate image size and about 29.8 x 20.2 inches sheet size; unframed

Condition: The woodcut is in generally good condition. There are one or two very light markings in the margins and a crease of the lower right corner of the sheet. The sheet doesn't have a uniform width at the left side edge. It is hard to know whether this was always the case or whether it was trimmed at some stage. Lastly there are two or three indentations to the paper at the top right image of the young woman (in the neck area) which occurred in the printing process. We know this as other examples of this print have exactly the same indentations in the same place. 

Price: £120