Garrick Palmer (1)
Working proof; 1970
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Product Code: 19052013-PALM-12
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Garrick Palmer; English illustrator, born in Portsmouth; 1933, one of Britain's finest contemporary painters and printmakers, Garrick studied at the Portsmouth College of Art and Design and Bournemouth College of Art and at the Royal Academy Schools. He taught at the Winchester School of Art from and became Head of the Foundation Department. Garrick Palmer was elected an Associate of the Royal Engravers in 1963 and an Academician in 1970. Palmer's greatest works are his wood engravings commissioned by publishers of illustrated books such as the Folio Society and the Imprint Society.
A rare and fine print which has retained its excellent colouring, bright and unfaded in black ink.
The image measures 15 cms. x 12 cms, (6 x 4½ ins.) printed on a hand made wove paper sheet size 24 cms. x 16 cms. (9½ x 6¼ ins.)
Unmounted, unframed and blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.