RAE, Barbara

A large screen print by Barbara Rae titled ‘Dhún Padraig’

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A very large screen print by Barbara Rae titled ‘Dhún Padraig’ printed on thick handmade wove paper with an embossed stamp ‘ GRAAL’. Signed, titled and numbered 30 of an edition of 40 by Rae in pencil. Made in 2003.  In very good condition. Previously framed and it has been stored flat, the paper, being handmade, can be loosely rolled and posted within a large cardboard box. Or, if local to London and the M25, we can hand deliver this flat.  Sold not framed. There is no writing on the verso but some light colour ink marks from the printing process, else very good

Size 70 x 135 cm

Item details

‘Dhún Padraig’ is Gaelic from Irish means ‘Patrick’s Fort’ which is in County Down, Northern Ireland.

 

This print is illustrated in the book [double page spread, pages 102-3] published by Academy of Arts ‘Barbara Rae Prints’ by by Lambirth and Wardell. ‘Carol Robertson, who later founded Graal Press with Adam [ Director of Edinburgh Printmakers and husband] was a print maker at the workshop. The first screen print that Rae made with Robertson, Mull Ferry, was a significant moment. As Adam recalls, ‘It was very important because it was one of the first in which Carol used her pioneering water-based techniques-artist-quality acrylic paint to make screen printing ink’s’ [page 61]  Graal Press studios are near Roslyn Chapel, Edinburgh.

 

 

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