The Reading Room

Stanley Anderson (English, 1884-1966)

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Line engraving had risen to the heights of technical excellence in England in the first half of the 19th century, but, being used largely to reproduce paintings, it was avoided by creative artists. When photography replaced engraving for reproductions later in the century, engraving and all forms of hand printing enjoyed revivals among artists.

Anderson frequently found his subjects amongst England's old, down-trodden and destitute. He would envision them in "conversation pieces," in which two or more persons were shown in a state of dramatic or psychological relation to each other.

Object Information

artist
Stanley Anderson (English, 1884-1966)
creation date
1930
materials
engraving
dimensions
6-5/8 x 8-5/8 in. (image)
11-1/2 x 18 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
Signed in pencil below image, lower center: Stanley Anderson
Inscribed in pencil below image, lower right: Edition 85 proofs | The Reading Room
accession number
32.202
credit line
Carl H. Lieber Memorial Fund
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors

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