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Item Code: MR-173-s
Medium
Woodcut
Edition Size
25
Edition Number
13
Signed
Signed
Cat Rais No
Sidey 173
Width (cm)
50.5
Height (cm)
70
Date of Work
1968
Base price $1,967
Includes free standard framing and UK delivery
Signed, edition of 25.
Colour woodcut, photo lithograph, sheath printing brown, black ink on T H Saunders paper. Edition of 25 with proofs. Printed by MR, Argus Studios with assistance of Shelley Rose; photo litho inset printed at Royal College of Art, London.
The plastic is cut to contour of block. This is inked, placed over block and press printed. The block itself is then inked and printed in register over the soft definition of the sheath print.

Rothenstein printed most of the editions himself on his giant Columbian press. Colours often varied.
Michael Rothenstein PortraitBorn in Hampstead, London, on 19 March 1908, Rothenstein was the youngest of four. He studied at Chelsea Polytechnic and Central School of Arts and Crafts, 1924-7. He had his first one-man show in 1938 and during World War II participated in the Pilgrim Trust Recording Britain project. After the war, he taught printmaking at Camberwell School of Art and was Art Fellow at Sheffield University in 1962.

Rothenstein became one of the most experimental printmakers in Britain during the ‘50s and ’60s. As well as found objects such as wood offcuts and metal debris, he incorporated fresh 20th century imagery into his relief prints, combining photographic material with traditional woodcuts and linocuts. Numerous major galleries currently hold his work and he was made Hon. RE and elected RA in 1983.
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