Garrick Palmer (2)

'Benito Cereno'

Pencil signed proof; 1970

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Product Code: 19052013-PALM-5
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A fine pencil signed

proof woodcut by

Garrick Palmer

Commissioned to illustrate Herman Melville's

'Benito Cereno'

A story of a slave rebellion on board a Spanish merchant ship.
Circa; 1971.

Garrick Palmer;  English illustrator, born; 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 1958 to 1986 and became Head of the Foundation Department.  Garrick was elected an Associate of the Royal Engravers in 1963 and an Academician in 1970. Some of Palmer's greatest works are his wood engravings commissioned by publishers of illustrated books such as the Folio Society and the Imprint Society. His finest illustrated books include, Tomlinson's, The Sea and the Jungle (1971), Melville's, Three Stories (1967), Benito Cereno (1972), Moby Dick (1974), Shakespeare's, Pericles: The Winter's Tale (1988) and Williams's, Land (1996).

Signed and titled in pencil beneath the image.

This superb print 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 rag paper sheet size 24 cms. x 15 cms. (9½ x 6 ins.)

Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image is excellent, the sheet is good with a crease across the bottom left corner, not affecting the image and tape residue to the reverse edges.

Cat Palmer-5