1796 and All That

Chris Orr MBE, RA (b1943)

Lithograph from 1996, signed, numbered 30/100, titled and dated in pencil.  Fact and fantasy come together in this work, which is based on the invention of lithography in 1796 by Alois Senefelder.  This print was made during the bicentenary year of the invention and is also a reference to the book ‘1066 and all that’, which was based on some historical information but with a fair bit of imagination thrown in.  Orr uses humour and artistic licence to portray the story, featuring some strange objects in the image, and leaving it to the viewer’s own interpretation.

From Twelve Artists: The Royal College of Art Centenary Portfolio of Prints

Measurements: 46 x 70 cm

Condition: Unframed, in great condition.

This work has now been sold