Keith VaughanGirl by a Row of Cottages 1948

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Keith Vaughan (1912‑1977)
Girl by a Row of Cottages
Date 1948
MediumRelief print on paper
Dimensionsimage: 480 x 382 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1987
Not on display

Catalogue entry

P77197 Girl by a Row of Cottages 1948

Monotype 480 × 382 (18 1/8 × 15) on wove paper 612 × 462 (24 1/8 × 18 1/4); printed by ?the artist
Inscribed ‘Keith Vaughan/1948’ below image b.r., ‘Girl by a Row of Cottages Monotype 1948’ b.l.
Purchased from Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd (Grant-in-Aid) 1987

This monotype was produced in black ink with a variety of techniques. The spiral shapes above the figure's head, representing the foliage of a tree, are made with the end of a brush. The foreground area has been worked with a sponge. The figure, the row of cottages and the tree are mostly described with bold finger marks. These marks, which show white against the black ground, create a surface patterning, which is further enhanced by stray splashes of ink, such as those on the figure's torso… (read more)

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