Cyril Edward Power (British, 1872-1951) Speed Trial Linocut printed in viridian, permanent blue and Chinese blue, circa 1932, an excellent richly inked impression, on buff oriental laid tissue, signed, titled and numbered 17/60 in pencil, with margins, 196 x 375mm (7 3/4 x 14 3/4in)(B)
Lot 49AR
Cyril Edward Power
(British, 1872-1951)
Speed Trial
Sold for £68,500 (US$ 110,557) inc. premium

Lot Details
Cyril Edward Power (British, 1872-1951)
Speed Trial (Coppel CEP 31)
Linocut printed in viridian, permanent blue and Chinese blue, circa 1932, an excellent richly inked impression, on buff oriental laid tissue, signed, titled and numbered 17/60 in pencil, with margins, 196 x 375mm (7 3/4 x 14 3/4in)(B)

Footnotes

  • Speed Trial chronicles Malcolm Campbell's 1931 record breaking run at Daytona Beach, Florida where his celebrated aerodynamic car Bluebird reached an unprecedented speed of 246 mph. It evokes the sensation of progressive speed achieved through an extensive use of abstract curves and dizzily repeated rhythmic patterns.

    Power regulated the colour density and texture by varying the hand pressure on the blocks. "Power noted that the ink on the final dark blue block was to be rubbed 'faint over print on tyres' before the block was wiped and the same colour printed again more heavily in a graded passage from 'dark on bonnet, pailing to tail'; in this way, subtle emphasis is given to the machine's front engine as the dynamic source of energy and power."

    Stephen Coppel, Linocuts of the Machine Age: Claude Flight and the Grosvenor School (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1995), 57.
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