Lot 1262 (500 Years of Printmaking, 24th May 2017)

Leonard Beaumont (British

Leonard Beaumont (British, 1891-1986)
The book, 1932, comprising six linocuts, one printed in colours pasted on to the front cover, five illustrated throughout, printed by C Woollons & Sons, Sheffield, published by The Book Room, Library Press, Sheffield, bound as issued with brown paper cover
overall 20.5 x 13.5cm

The linocuts are: 'Two Members of the Swiss Alpine Club', 'The Curfew', 'Grinders', 'Marchers', 'The Typist', and 'Factory Chimneys'.

The artist’s works were, widely exhibited as part of Grosvenor School prints which includes artists such as Claude Flight, Cyril Power and Sybil Andrews. A copy of this book is in the collection of Museums Sheffield.

*Artist's Resale Right may apply to this lot.

Sold for £2,600

Condition report
An area of oil stains at bottom right of the cover not affecting the printed area. Other minor defects mainly to the extreme edges of the brown cover. All sheets inside are in very good condition.
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The auction details are as follows:

Auction: 500 Years of Printmaking, 24th May 2017

21 May 2017 10am - 1pm
22 May 2017 9am - 5pm
23 May 2017 9am - 5pm
24 May 2017 from 9am

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