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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Title: The sailor

Title of artwork:
The sailor
Artist:
Annesley, Mabel
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Wood engraving
Author:
Rowley, Richard
Title of Publication:
County Down songs
Publisher:
Duckworth and Co.
Publication place:
London
Publication date:
1924
Curator Comment:
Richard Rowley was the pseudonym of Richard Valentine Williams, the Belfast-born poet and dramatist. Rowley’s writings addressed the social realities of life among Northern Ireland’s urban and rural working classes.
Note on artwork:
In this image, Annesley employs the woodengraving ‘white-line’ method and a myriad of mark-making techniques to create a dramatic and involved image of a boat in full sail. The viewpoint is that of someone standing within the hull of the vessel, titling full force against the waves. The image clearly demonstrates Annesley's skills in draughtsmanship.
References:
Snoddy (2002) and ODNB online and DIB online


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