John Piper ‘Snape Maltings’ Cyanotype



John Piper Cyanotype signed in plate only. Trimmed to the edges the paper has been laid onto card else fine.

Image size  24.5 x 31.5 cm  (9.75 x 12.25 inches)

Card size 31 x 37cm  (12.5 x 14.5 inches)


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The Snape Maltings image from Piper is usually seen as a screenprint on silk scarfs which were made  to celebrate its reopening following a devastating fire in 1969 This cyanotype would have been produced alongside these screenprints, possibly as a test to judge the perimeters of the print and to see more clearly what lines and forms would be created.


The cyanotype process uses a mixture of iron compounds, which when exposed to UV light and washed in water oxidise to create Prussian Blue images. The technique was invented in 1841by Sir John Herschel.

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