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IRISH ARTISTS & ILLUSTRATION 1830-1930

Title: Go, fetch me a pint o' wine

Title of artwork:
Go, fetch me a pint o' wine
Artist:
Annesley, Mabel
Materials:
Paper (fiber material), Ink
Techniques:
Wood engraving
Engraver:
Annesley, Mabel
Author:
Coppard, Alfred Edgar
Title of Publication:
Songs from Robert Burns
Publisher:
Golden Cockerel Press
Publication place:
Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire
Publication date:
1925
Curator Comment:
This volume of 'Songs from Robert Burns' was edited by A.E. Coppard for the Golden Cockerel Press in 1925. Annesley’s illustrations for the publication are among her most highly regarded. Reflecting the ethos of the Robert Gibbings-led GCP, as an illustrator Annesley involved herself fully in the image-creating process, both technically and in her subjective interpretation the text.
Note on artwork:
Annesley executed her designs for Burn's text in her signature expressive manner. In this image the motif comprising row boats and moving water is greatly stylised creating a visually arresting, decorative header for the page. Here the artist’s mark- making is sweeping and fluid, producing a richly patterned effect, balanced with carefully composed black and white elements.
References:
Snoddy (2002) and ODNB online and DIB online


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