John Copley prints for sale

British, 1875-1950

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A Daylight Lamp -  COPLEY

A Daylight Lamp
Lithograph printed in colors, 1909, Wright 29, edition 45. 12 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and bearing number "33". The stamp of the Senefelder Club is also present (Lugt 639). This is a fine impression with fresh, vibrant colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Copley excelled in both lithography and etching and the colors prints are uncommon and date among his earliest works. The Senefelder Club was founded in 1908 to revive interest in the medium. It was there that he met Ethel Gabain, also a fine printmaker, and they were married in 1913.

A Lady and a Dancer -  COPLEY

A Lady and a Dancer
Lithograph, 1938, Wright 251; edition 25. 16 3/4 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression rich in contrasts. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This large print exemplifies Copley's remarkable skills as a draughtsman and his keen interest in dance as subject. He printed his own work throughout his career. "Like Whistler, John Copley completed a significant body of work both in etching and lithography. Their careers differed in that Whistler was an etcher who took up lithography, while for Copley lithography came first. Like Sickert, Copley was fascinated by the theatre. Also like Sickert, he was prolific and technically adventurous. It is equally difficult to place him in his time: he was neither really a traditional artist, nor part of the avant-garde. John Copley also shares with Whistler and Sickert the distinction of originality." (Gordon Cooke, Fine Art Society, London, 2000).

Horses Turning into a Canter -  COPLEY

Horses Turning into a Canter
Lithograph, 1937, Wright 249, edition 100. 13 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work was published by the Senefelder Club. Copley's work, as well as that of his wife, Ethel Gabain, was exhibited and sold at Colnaghi's in London for more than thirty years.

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