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Fireside Fireside

Fireside

Item Code: TC-sch-fireside-s
Medium
Signed Lithograph
Date of Work
c1940
Signed
Signed
Height (cm)
49.5
Width (cm)
76
Suite
The School Prints
Base price $800
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Very few of these prints were signed.

From The School Prints series. A set of 24 lithographs produced in the 1940s with the intention of bringing contemporary art to young children. Printed in England at the Baynard Press.

Price shown is for unframed print.
Towards the end of the Second World War Brenda Rawnsley and her husband Derek had the idea of bringing contemporary art to young children who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to see ‘good’ work. Within a few years Brenda had set up School Prints Ltd to sell original lithographs to schools and had commissioned several of the most important living artists for her scheme.

The printing was undertaken by the Baynard Press from plates drawn by the artists, who were asked to use no more than six colours. The prints, being original lithographs, were often the first real art seen by young people of that period and are typical of their time.
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