Sybil Andrews CPE (British/Canadian, 1898-1992) Rush Hour Linocut printed in Chinese orange, Chinese blue and black, 1930, a vivid impression, on thin cream oriental laid, signed, titled and numbered 30/50 in pencil, with margins, 209 x 251mm (8 1/4 x 9 7/8in)(B)
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Sybil Andrews CPE (British/Canadian, 1898-1992) Rush Hour Linocut printed in Chinese orange, Chinese blue and black, 1930, a vivid impression, on thin cream oriental laid, signed, titled and numbered 30/50 in pencil, with margins, 209 x 251mm (8 1/4 x 9 7/8in)(B)
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Sybil Andrews CPE (British/Canadian, 1898-1992)
Rush Hour (Coppel SA 9)
Linocut printed in Chinese orange, Chinese blue and black, 1930, a vivid impression, on thin cream oriental laid, signed, titled and numbered 30/50 in pencil, with margins, 209 x 251mm (8 1/4 x 9 7/8in)(B)

Footnotes

  • "Inspired by the Futurists' challenge to depict the modern machine age, Andrews, like Power, presents the London Underground as the obvious symbol of modernity. The marching feet of commuters on the escalators are treated as a series of abstracted arcs and curves, suggestive of hurried movement.
    Andrews appears to have originally called this print 'Escalator', but changed it to its present title presumably to avoid confusion with Power's [1929 linocut of the same title]."

    Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995), 108.
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