Arch iii

Ivor Abrahams RA (1935-2015)

Lithograph from 1971, signed and dated in pencil, titled and numbered 37/50 Collections: the Tate From the Arch Suite of four lithographs on J. Green H.P. Waterleaf wove paper printed by Ian Lawson and published by Bernard Jacobson Ltd. The suite portrays two shrubs shaped to form an incomplete arch. Behind is a pathway. In each of the four prints the two shrubs differ in relative size. The direction of the path also varies, as does the positioning and degree of detail of the distant shrubs or trees.

The motivation behind this suite was a desire to work within the restrictions of black and white. Abrahams drew directly onto the plates using lithographic crayon.  In the third print, the darkest of the suite, he used large quantities of liquid tusche to create the wavy lines in the main shrubs, suggestive of waterfalls or geological formations. (source: the Tate)

Measurements: 65 x 85 cm image size

Condition: Unframed, in very good condition

This work has now been sold