A fine image for those who love art and medieval Architecture
LA CITE DE CARCASSONNE 1925
RARE. Chiaroscuro or Colour woodcut. Signed, numbered 40/50 copies & titled below plate. 1925. original reverse painted gilt and lacquer glazing, gilt-wood & black frame.
15 ½ x 9” (39.3 x 23 cm.) Frame 23 x16 ¼” PRICE CODE B
Ref: LRA 3011/ DNN/ o.ns > ELN SOLD
There was a fortified Gaul settlement and a Roman town on this site 7th. cent. BC. The 12th. cent medieval walled city located in France’s Languedoc – Roussillon region, was restored to it present splendour in the mid-19th cent under Viollet Le Duc, and declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1997. Carcassonne has lent it’s name to the popular award winning board & computer game developed in 2000. Examples of Read's work do not ofter appear on the market and this is a fine image for those who love art and medieval Architecture.
Arthur Rigden Read 1879 -? Born in 1879. He became a painter of portraits and landscapes largely in watercolour. But it is as a printmaker of exceptional colour woodcuts for which he is best known as an artist. Exhibited 1923-40. Address: The Dower House, Winchelsea, Sussex. Rigden Read also received a Gold medal while in Japan for his donations or help during a large scale tragedy in Japan.
Vide: Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Antique Collectors' Club 1976
Beaux Arts Gallery; Walker AG, Liverpool; Glasgow Inst.; RA.; Redfern Gallery; RSW.
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