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An Alphabet - Lithographs by William Nicholson 1898
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Artist:William Nicholson (British, Newark-on-Trent 1872–1949 Berkshire) Publisher:William Heinemann Ltd. (London) Date:1898  Medium:Illustrations: lithography - all double mounted with black border, ready to frame . Please Note £100 EACH and notify us of letter/s Size : In Mount size 41.3 x 36.3 cm - Individual Art 26.3 x 21.3 cm Lithographs of the Alphabet ( the following are NOT available A, H, J and P ) if you want photograph of particular letter please ask. Alphabet Series:- Nicholson’s Alphabet series brought him success with the public and critics whilst he was still a young man. The prints, originally conceived as a tiny edition of hand-coloured woodcuts, were published by William Heinemann as lithographs in 1898.Several of the figures are witty and ironic. For example, A was an artist is a self portrait of Nicholson as a pavement artist whilst B for Beggar shows his brother-in-law, James Pryde leaning on a staff.Pryde and Nicholson were, at the time, working together under the pseudonym J & W Beggarstaff. A General Note on Nicholson’s Woodcuts and Lithographs As stated earlier, there were originally four series of woodcuts entitled Portraits Almanac of Twelve Sports Alphabet London Types Original Woodcut Editions Nicholson was involved in their production. He hand coloured them, each was fixed to the plate and he signed them in pen and ink on the board on which each strike was mounted.Their appearance is quite distinct as compared with the lithographs.There is some uncertainty as to the edition size of each series but it is believed that there were about 40 in each case except in the case of the Alphabet series, which the experts opine was an edition of only 30. For this series Nicholson is known to have stipulated ‘not more than 30.’ Lithograph edition by William Heinemann They were produced in 1898 by William Heinemann and took following two forms: Trade/popular edition It was printed on cartridge paper, which generally turns brown with age and also offsets ink from facing pages. Library edition It was printed on Japanese vellum and usually has a creamy colour. Edition sizes are not known. US and French Versions All the copies for the US co-publisher, R H Russell were produced in London. R H Russell’s orders typically were 150-250.
Marlborough Antiques & Interiors has clarified that the An Alphabet - Lithographs by William Nicholson 1898 (LA143312) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1898
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