Normandy Beach
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Normandy Beach 1946
  • Scottish Art
Cheyne continued to produce colour woodcuts in the 1940s, but difficulties in obtaining materials during the Second World War meant that few prints were produced anywhere during this time. This is one of the first woodcuts Cheyne printed after the war and whilst he continued to paint up until his death in 1955, his last woodcuts were made in 1947. In this dramatic scene two small figures are shown working on a beach with a backdrop of steep cliffs.

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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 201
  • Medium Colour woodcut on paper
  • Size 24.60 x 27.80 cm (paper 30.30 x 33.00 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1949