The lithograph depicts a scene at Braintree Market not far from Bawden’s home in Great Bardfield. He was born in Braintree on the 10th of March 1903 and had attended school there. Bawden re-located from London to the village of Great Bardfield in 1925 accompanied by Eric Ravilious.
‘Happy cows...a Bawden speciality...(it) encapsulates the scene at Braintree market, incorporating grass-churning yokels and bland faces or angular haunches of serried ranks of livestock waiting to be sold’
- Pat Gilmour
This piece, the first in the ‘Contemporary Lithographs’ series, was in fact a transferred linocut. Bawden had collaborated with the Curwen Press on several projects using the same method to produce wallpapers and posters in the previous decade.
|Image Size: 58.5 x 82 cm|
|Reference: MG 25|
|Literature: Artmonsky,Ruth, 'Art for Everyone: Contemporary Lithographs Ltd,' London: Artmonsky Arts, 2010, P.44|