Wiston River by Frank Morley Fletcher

Wiston River by Frank Morley Fletcher

Wiston River

Frank Morley Fletcher

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Title

Wiston River

 
Artist
Year
c. 1911  
Technique
color woodcut 
Image Size
8 3/8 x 14 5/8" image 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
42 of 100  
Annotations
pencil titled and editioned, lower left margin. 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white Japan laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
21876 
Price
$2,500.00 
Description
Wiston River is a bucolic landscape portraying the countryside of West Sussex. The image implies quiet and reflection, animals graze on expansive pastureland, trees and shrubs cast long reflections upon a placid river, and a lone boy, hanging on to the small wooden bridge, awaits a tug on his fishing line. There are numerous color variations within the edition but the composition is pulled together by various hues of green. Nancy E. Green commented about Fletcher’s color woodcuts: “Muted colors are often contrasted with saturated bright greens and turquoise; in this he paid homage to Puvis de Chavannes, the French artist Fletcher admired (above all others) for his selection of beautiful tones and colors for the spiritual harmony found in all his works.” 
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