Crocus and Snowdrops (Flower Piece)

John Hall Thorpe
Date
1922
Description

Crocus and Snowdrops (Flower Piece)
Woodcut, 1922
Signed in pencil lower right
Edition: unknown
Provenance: F. Denks Art Gallery, New York (label)
Annex Galleries (label)
Condition: Very good, attractive archival framing by Annex
Note: John Hall Thorpe was born in Victoria, Australia in 1874. He learned the art of wood block printing in Sydney in the early 1890’s, where he worked as an illustrator and staff artist at the Sydney Mail. He studied art both in Sydney and at Heatherlys’s after his move to London in 1902 and by 1918 he had commenced the wood block printing for which he earned international acclaim in the 1920’s and 30’s.
Works by the artist are in the collection of the British Museum, London, the National Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Art Gallery of Western Australia.
"They are not great works of art; they are intimate pictures. They sing out from a white wall, recalling a walk through a garden or a day with Nature" and "His work is consistent in its dignity, its strength, and its happy related colour ... He is never abstruse nor exaggerated, but he emphasises the grace of forms and the joyousness of pure fresh colour."
Courtesy Wikipedia

Size
6 7/16 x 5 7/8 inches
Price
$550