Agnes Miller Parker

Sheep Dipping in Wales

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About this artwork

Wood engraving was first developed in the 18th century by the author and illustrator Thomas Bewick and was used extensively in book illustration until the advent of commercial lithography around the mid-19th century. In the early 20th century it was taken up by artists and illustrators working within the small press revival. Parker worked for Gregynog Press, alongside her then husband William McCance, in the 1930s but produced this early virtuoso piece as a stand-alone print. This print won the Brewster prize at the first International Exhibition of Engraving and Lithography in Chicago, 1929. The design demonstrates the modernist style Miller Parker shared with her husband William McCance (1894–1970) and contemporaries at the Gregynog Press, Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes-Stanton.

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Agnes Miller Parker

Agnes Miller Parker

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