NEVINSON,C.R.W.

C.R.W. Nevinson rare mezzotint titled ‘Wind’

£8,000.00

Description

C.R.W. Nevinson mezzotint titled ‘Wind’ printed on ‘ F.G.Head’ water marked paper. Signed and dated 1918 in pencil by the artist. The sheet has a small dent in margin else very good. Mount hinges to top edge. Marked in pencil ‘N’ and ’18’ bottom margin.

Size:  Sheet 223x287mm. Image 128x177mm.  8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches,  5 x 7 inches.

Item details

Reference: Black 48. Black states that the print was ‘first exhibited at the Keppel Gallleries, New York, May 1919 (40) edition of 25. Related work: oil on canvas, 1917, 50.8 x 61, April 1916. Neveins’s stylised treatment of the tress is reminiscent of the objects in the foreground of Giacomo Balla’s ‘Battleships +Windows+Wind’ (1918, oil on canvas, Ludwig Museum ,Cologne). The image suggests that nature remains militarised, subject to the relentless mechanised rhythms of the Great War.’

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