Edward Bawden

Design for Wrapping Paper (Deer in a Landscape)

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 work, Bawden has cleverly created a design that evokes Scotland’s mountainous landscape populated by bright red deer. The repeated mirrored motif is simple but creates a highly effective design.

  • title:
    Design for Wrapping Paper (Deer in a Landscape)
  • accession number:
    GMA 2597 B
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  • materials:
    Colour linocut, pencil and collage on paper
  • 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
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Edward Bawden

Edward Bawden