Keith VaughanFigure in a Churchyard 1948

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Keith Vaughan (1912‑1977)
Figure in a Churchyard
Date 1948
MediumRelief print on paper
Dimensionsimage: 480 x 380 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1987
Not on display

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P77196 Figure in a Churchyard 1948

Monotype 480 × 380 (18 7/8 × 15) on machine-made paper 525 × 460 (20 5/8 × 18 1/8); printed by? the artist
Inscribed ‘Keith Vaughan/1948’ below image b.r. and ‘Figure in a Churchyard - Monotype 1948’ along left edge
Purchased from Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd (Grant-in-Aid) 1987

In this monotype depicting a figure against a dark background, Vaughan has used a wide range of methods for working ink over the plate. He defined the legs of the figure with his fingers, while the shoulders, neck and ear were made with a pointed instrument, probably the end of a paintbrush, or even a knife. Parts of the body and the background were textured with a rag and some other soft material, possibly a sponge. The image shows as white where the black ink was removed… (read more)

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