Nash, Paul (1889-1946), 'The Sea Wall', Wood engraving, 1920

'The Sea Wall', Wood engraving, 1920

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Signed, dated, titled and inscribed ‘from edition of 50’ by the artist in pencil. Printed on wove Japan paper. One of only a few proofs printed from the proposed, yet unfulfilled, edition of 50. The block was destroyed.

This is the first of a series of four wood engravings that Nash created of the bay and sea wall at Dymchurch in Kent, a subject that he drew, painted and photographed frequently in this period. The group of prints comprises: ‘The Sea Wall’ (1920), ‘Promenade I’ (1920), ‘Promenade II’ (1920) and ‘The Bay’ (1922).

The female figure is presumed to be a portrait of Margaret Nash, the artist’s wife.

This wood engraving is closely related to Nash’s oil ‘The Steps’ (1920-23), also known as ‘The Sea Wall’.

Image 7.7 x 11 cm
Paper 11.7 x 15.3 cm
Reference Postan W8

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