Nevinson, C.R.W. (1889-1946), 'Lovers or Embrace', Drypoint, 1919

'Lovers or Embrace', Drypoint, 1919

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Signed by the artist in pencil.

The embracing couple is derived from a detail of Nevinson’s 1919 oil ‘Hampstead Heath’. This print is the first of several works that Nevinson completed after the war which address his new found preoccupation with the freedom and frivolities enjoyed in post-war Britain. This image was the prototype for his poster ‘Lovers To Lovers’ Lanes by Motor-Bus’.

An alternative reading of this piece is that it portrays the powerful bond between two lovers that had previously been separated by the Great War.

Image Size 27.5 x 17.5 cm
Paper Size : 46.7 x 29.2 cm
Collection British Museum
Reference Black 62

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