Heron (no.1)
© Robert Gillmor, North Light

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Heron (no.1) about 1908
This woodcut shows a heron among the grasses of a river or pond with his long beak piercing the black line that frames the print. The low angle from which Seaby depicts the heron gives the impression that the viewer is hidden within the reeds. Seaby is best known for his prints of birds and other wildlife.

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An image pressed or stamped onto paper or fabric. This encompasses a wide variety of techniques, usually produced in multiples, although one-off prints, known as monoprints, are also included. The term is also applied to photographic images.


A print made from an image carved into a block of wood cut along the grain. Blank areas are cut away leaving an image in relief from which a print is made.

Print, Woodcut


  • Acc. No. GMA 554
  • Medium Colour woodcut on paper
  • Size 21.90 x 22.00 cm (paper 25.50 x 24.50 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1949