Claude Flight (British, 1881-1955) Street Singers The rare linocut printed in yellow ochre, cobalt blue, vermilion and black, 1925, a richly inked impression, on thin cream oriental laid, signed and numbered 10/50 in pencil, additionally inscribed and annotated '£3.30' in pencil on a label pasted to sheet in lower margin, with margins, 312 x 262mm (12 3/8 x 10 3/8in)(B)
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Claude Flight (British, 1881-1955) Street Singers The rare linocut printed in yellow ochre, cobalt blue, vermilion and black, 1925, a richly inked impression, on thin cream oriental laid, signed and numbered 10/50 in pencil, additionally inscribed and annotated '£3.30' in pencil on a label pasted to sheet in lower margin, with margins, 312 x 262mm (12 3/8 x 10 3/8in)(B)
Sold for £79,250 (US$ 132,576) inc. premium
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Claude Flight (British, 1881-1955)
Street Singers (Coppel CF 14)
The rare linocut printed in yellow ochre, cobalt blue, vermilion and black, 1925, a richly inked impression, on thin cream oriental laid, signed and numbered 10/50 in pencil, additionally inscribed and annotated '£3.30' in pencil on a label pasted to sheet in lower margin, with margins, 312 x 262mm (12 3/8 x 10 3/8in)(B)

Footnotes

  • In his 1927 'Lino-Cuts' manual, Flight idealistically conceived that linocuts intentionally scaled to modest living quarters "could be sold, if only the interest in and the demand for them could be stimulated, at a price which is equivalent to that paid by the average man for his daily beer or his cinema ticket". However, this remained a utopian conception and the prints at the time of their release were affordable only by the middle and upper classes.

    Claude Flight, Lino-Cuts: A Hand-Book of Linoleum-Cut Colour Printing (London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1927), 4.
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