This engraving titled Growing Corn by Paul Landacre recently sold at a Swann Galleries auction in New York for $7,200. Measuring 8 3/4 X 4 1/2 inches it was made in 1938. It was listed for $250 in an estate sale catalogue from the seventies that I have in my collection of wood engraving ephemera. Not a bad appreciation in value, of course that’s not what it’s about from the artist’s point of view – I suppose.
This really is a beautiful wood engraving. A gorgeous drawing revealing his mastery of the medium and his ability as a draughtsman.
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