Leonard Beaumont (British, 1891-1986) Sun Bathers The rare linocut printed in red and pink, 1932, a bright and fresh impression, on white oriental laid, signed and numbered 11/14 in pencil, with full margins, 100 x 100mm (3 7/8 x 3 7/8in)(B) unframed
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Leonard Beaumont (British, 1891-1986) Sun Bathers The rare linocut printed in red and pink, 1932, a bright and fresh impression, on white oriental laid, signed and numbered 11/14 in pencil, with full margins, 100 x 100mm (3 7/8 x 3 7/8in)(B) unframed
Sold for £9,375 (US$ 12,163) inc. premium

Lot Details
Leonard Beaumont (British, 1891-1986)
Sun Bathers (Dickson 57)
The rare linocut printed in red and pink, 1932, a bright and fresh impression, on white oriental laid, signed and numbered 11/14 in pencil, with full margins, 100 x 100mm (3 7/8 x 3 7/8in)(B) (unframed)

Footnotes

  • "Leonard Beaumont's tiny candy-stripe linocut of two women (sunbathing) features the snug-fitting, cinch-belted swimsuits that came into style in the late 1920s. Beaumont weaves together undulating waves of [..] fabric and flesh, heightening the sense of motion."

    Thomas E. Rassieur, "Sport", in British Prints from the Machine Age: Rhythms of Modern Life, 1914-1939, ed.Clifford S. Ackley (London: Thames & Hudson, 2008), 116-117.

    The full edition of fourteen copies was printed in 1932 and no further copies are recorded. The two lino blocks are non-existant.
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