About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Heron (no.1)
  • date created:
    About 1908
  • materials:
    Colour woodcut on paper
  • measurements:
    21.90 x 22.00 cm (paper 25.50 x 24.50 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1949
  • accession number:
    GMA 554
  • gallery:
    View by Appointment
  • subject:
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Allen William Seaby

Allen William Seaby