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Original wood engraving
William Neave Parker
William Neave Parker; 1910 - 1961, artist and illustrator, worked in a bank and as a surveyor then joined the Air Force in WWII. William spent most of his working life at the Natural History Museum in London, where he was engaged mainly on the reconstruction of dinosaurs. As an original printmaker Neave Parker worked both linocut and wood engraving, producing only very small editions of ten or less impressions, normally printed on thin Japan-style paper. Parker's other passions in life were food and beer, pistol shooting (he was a British Open Champion), photography and films.
This fine engraving is bright and unfaded in black ink. The image printed on a lightweight japon paper sheet size 13 cms. x 18 cms. (5 x 7 ins.) attached by its upper and lower edges to a backing.
Pencil signed and titled by the artist in the lower margin.
Unframed, unmounted and blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.