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Graham Clarke (b.1941) - 1977 Etching, Thomas Hardy's Cottage



A charming and fun acid etching in Clarke's typical naive style, showni the cottage and garden of the famous English writer, Thomas Hardy, who can be seen playing a violin out in the garden. The etching is signed in graphite to the lower right and inscribed and numbered (100/350) to the lower left. The print has Clarke's signature arched shape and has been presented in a contemporary cream frame with layered card mount. There is a certificate of authentication on the reverse from Christie's. On wove.


In fine condition.


29 x 38cm (11.4" x 15")

Artist Biography

Born in 1941, printmaker Graham Clarke was educated at Beckenham Art School, and then at the Royal College of Art where he specialised in illustration and printmaking, and pursued his interest in calligraphy. With encouragement from Edward Bawden, Clarke began refining an individual aesthetic, printing traditional landscapes marked by a sense of locality and genre. Graduating in 1964, he benefited from the print boom of the decade and, with commissions from Editions Alecto and London Transport Publicity Department a promising career was launched. The publication in 1969 of his first hand-printed "livre d'artiste", Balyn and Balan won recognition from the most influential patron and connoisseur of the day, Kenneth Clark.

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Code qt853
Artist Graham Clarke (b.1941)
Date 1977
Dimensions 29 x 38cm
Medium Etching
Style Naive
Subject Landscape
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