Clare Leighton (1898-1989):
To Everything There Is a Season BPL 670, Psalms, 1952
Framed (ref: 6010)
Original woodblock (cancelled)
Provenance: The Artist's Estate
To Everything There Is a Season was originally printed in an edition of 75 as part of The Book of Psalms and the First Psalm of David, The Book of Ecclesiastes, King James Version (New York, Doubleday & Co.). 1952.
Leighton would typically take several days to produce a wood engraving, painstakingly carving the image with special tools strong enough to incise into the end grain of the block, which was typically made of boxwood, sufficiently hard to allow for a number of prints to be made before any loss of sharpness.
Exhibited: Sanctuary, Artist-Gardeners, 1919-39, Garden Museum, London, 25th February – 5 April, 2020
Literature: Christopher Woodward, Sanctuary: Artist-Gardeners, 1919–1939, published by Liss Llewellyn, 2020