Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson A.R.A. (British, 1889-1946) The Great White Way (Leicester Galleries 54) The rare lithograph, 1920, on laid, signed in pencil, also titled in pencil in lower margin, from the edition of 25, with margins, 503 x 305mm (19 3/4 x 12in)(I)
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Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson A.R.A. (British, 1889-1946) The Great White Way (Leicester Galleries 54) The rare lithograph, 1920, on laid, signed in pencil, also titled in pencil in lower margin, from the edition of 25, with margins, 503 x 305mm (19 3/4 x 12in)(I)
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Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson A.R.A. (British, 1889-1946)
The Great White Way (Leicester Galleries 54)
The rare lithograph, 1920, on laid, signed in pencil, also titled in pencil in lower margin, from the edition of 25, with margins, 503 x 305mm (19 3/4 x 12in)(I)

Footnotes

  • 'The Great White', one of Nevinson's largest lithographs, celebrates the spectacle of the city. This nocturnal scene of New York is rendered dynamically in stark contrasts of black and white. "[Nevinson] worked from dark to light, laying down broad planes of black ink to establish the basic structure of the composition and then scratching away areas with a scraper to create highlights that define the forms of the buildings and activate the electric signs."

    Samantha Rippner, "Urban Life/ Urban Dynamism", in British Prints from the Machine Age: Rhythms of Modern Life 1914-1939, ed. Clifford S. Ackley (London: Thames & Hudson, 2008), 92.
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