The Haunt of the Jay - WILLIAM GILES
Medium: woodcut printed in colors with additional use of zinc relief plates
Woodcut printed in colors with additional use of zinc relief plates, undated but probably about 1930, edition unknown but probably only 30 impressions. 11 1/2 x 16 5/8 in. Signed in the image with the artist's monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this very rare print. The margins are wide and the condition is very good overall. There's faint mottling or foxing in the margins but this is minor. This large work is an extraordinary example of the artist's design sense as well as his creativity as a color printmaker. "His first experiments using zinc plates for relief printing date from 1902 and by 1920 he had developed a novel technique using multiple zinc plates coated with shellac. Each zinc plate was inked to print a single colour from the raised areas of its etched surface and no 'key block' was used."(MC, London, 2011) This large work rarely appears on the market and the colors are exceptionally fresh and vibrant.
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