Edward Bawden

Design for Wrapping Paper (Man in Kilt and Thistle motifs)

About this artwork

This linocut design was made to be reproduced as wrapping paper. From the late 1950s, Bawden increasingly used linocuts instead of drawings in his graphic work. As a straightforward and cost-effective method of printing, Bawden found linocuts to be the most suitable way to make repeating patterns for wallpaper or wrapping paper, as one printing block could produce many shapes. In this distinctly Scottish design, the Highland figure is accompanied by thistles and a game bird.

  • title:
    Design for Wrapping Paper (Man in Kilt and Thistle motifs)
  • accession number:
    GMA 2597 A
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  • materials:
    Colour linocut, white gouache and pencil
  • date created:
    About 1960
  • measurements:
    56.00 x 76.00 cm (paper size)
  • credit line:
    Presented by the artist 1982
  • copyright:
    © The Estate of Edward Bawden

Edward Bawden

Edward Bawden