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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Title: December 17th

Title of artwork:
December 17th
Artist:
Yeats, Elizabeth Corbet
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Photoengraving
Engraver:
Photographic process
Author:
Cadbury, Emmeline H.
Title of Publication:
A message for everyday
Publisher:
Cuala Press
Publication place:
Dublin
Publication date:
1922
Curator Comment:
Elizabeth Corbet Yeats, following her departure from the Dun Emer Industries in 1908, set up the Cuala Press. Cuala publications followed Arts and Crafts principles; they were type-set and hand printed on heavy Irish-made paper. Illustrations for the press were provided by Elizabeth Yeats and a ‘stable’ of artists that included her brother Jack Butler Yeats, Beatrice Elvery, Harry Kernoff and Maurice MacGonigal. Whilst images were printed from photoengraved blocks after the artist’s original designs, at times Cuala Press illustrations were augmented with the application of hand-colouring, which was undertaken by Elizabeth Yeats and her assistants.
Note on artwork:
This limited edition volume is illustrated throughout with decorative motifs, primarily floral, designed by Elizabeth Yeats. Each illustration was hand-coloured.
References:
Snoddy (2002) and ODNB online and DIB online


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