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Peacock 1913

Not on display

This woodcut shows a peacock within the grounds of what appears to be a country house. The composition does not include what a peacock is perhaps most famous for; his large, spectacular tail, although the rich colouring does capture something of the peacock’s familiar iridescent plumage. Seaby is known for his images of birds and other wildlife. This early print employs a key-block which gives a heavy, dark outline, distinctive of Seaby’s work of this period.

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The arrangement of different elements in a work of art.


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.

Composition, Print, Woodcut


  • Acc. No. GMA 545
  • Medium Colour woodcut on paper
  • Size 16.30 x 21.00 cm (paper 19.60 x 24.50 cm)
  • Credit Purchased 1949