The Blue Vase on Red

William Tillyer (b1938)

Large woodcut in 7 colours on Japan paper from the York Vases series (published by Bernard Jacobsen in 1981)

Signed in green pencil and numbered 57 from the edition of 100 on the backing sheet of wove paper onto which the woodcut is loosely mounted at the corners.

Tillyer produced many works with ‘still life’ as their theme, particularly vases of flowers, but he was more interested in breaking down the image and reinvigorating it rather than creating a ‘cliched’ image.¬†We see the vase of flowers and we see the juxtaposition and framing of diagonal strokes around it.

Measurements: 92 x 74 cm image size, backing sheet size 106 x 75.5 cm

Condition: Photographed behind glass, woodcut appears in very good condition. The mounting sheet also in very good condition, there be some age discolouration to the very edges of the sheet on deframing based on others we have seen but this will be minor. Note SHIPPING DEFRAMED - can be collected framed, but the frame has some wear and a loose backboard.

This work has now been sold