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David Jones (British, 1895-1974)


David Jones was born in Brockley in 1895 to a family of craftsmen. Animals that were to remain his preferred subject immediately fascinated him. In 1915 Jones enlisted in the army, an experience that had a profound effect on his life and work. During these war years he moved towards accepting the Roman Catholic faith. These two elements, war and religion, coloured his life from then on.

Jones produced many of the subjects represented here at Christmas to give to friends and family, tracing some of his favourite themes such as animals and the nativity. David Jones along with Eric Gill is remembered as a virtuoso of the technique of engraving; these examples of his craft serve as a lasting reminder of his talent. These wood engravings and copper engravings were produced in 1981 to accompany a lavish publication produced by Clover Hill Editions commemorating the graphic work of David Jones who died in 1974.

The copper and wood engravings were printed from the original blocks where possible, where the blocks were in poor condition or destroyed, they were printed by offset. They span the whole range of his work and interests, from charming nativity scenes, Gulliver's Travels, Coleridge's Ancient Mariner, and those influenced by the First World War. The Copper engravings were printed on handmade paper from Jones' original plates with full margins by L'Atelier Georges Leblanc, Paris, and Bernard Cook, Stoke Newington. Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge printed the wood engravings from the original wood-blocks and Adrian Lack, Charlbury, Oxon printed the offset prints on Japon paper. 75 numbered portfolios containing the prints were issued. All measure 31 x 24 cm. (sheet size)  with deckled edges, within cream mounts and where framed, in Oak.


 

David Jones. Puma


Limited edition prints by David Jones printed in 1981, on handmade paper from the original wood blocks and copper plates where it was possible. One of the greatest poets and artists of the Twentieth Century.

COPPER ENGRAVINGS


Puma

Copper engraving
printed from the original plate with full margins by L'Atelier Georges Leblanc, Paris, and Bernard Cook, Stoke Newington, 1981
(Each portfolio contained only 9 copper engravings printed on hand-made paper from the original plates, of which this is one.)
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£350 (framed in oak)


David Jones. Reclining Cat

Reclining Cat
Copper engraving
printed from the original plate with full margins by L'Atelier Georges Leblanc, Paris, and Bernard Cook, Stoke Newington, 1981
(Each portfolio contained only 9 copper engravings printed on hand-made paper from the original plates, of which this is one.)
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£350


David Jones. Life-in-Death

Life-in-Death
Copper engraving
printed from the original plate with full margins by L'Atelier Georges Leblanc, Paris, and Bernard Cook, Stoke Newington, 1981
(Each portfolio contained only 9 copper engravings printed on hand-made paper from the original plates, of which this is one.)
from the numbered portfolio of 75
Illustration to The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Coleridge, Douglas Cleverdon (1929)

£650
(framed in oak)


David Jones. Vespers

Vespers II
Copper engraving
printed from the original plate with full margins by L'Atelier Georges Leblanc, Paris, and Bernard Cook, Stoke Newington, 1981
(Each portfolio contained only 9 copper engravings printed on hand-made paper from the original plates, of which this is one.)
from the numbered portfolio of 75

SOLD

David Jones. Family at the Hearth


Limited edition prints by David Jones printed in 1981, on japon paper from the original wood blocks

WOOD ENGRAVINGS

Family at the Hearth
Wood engraving
printed from the original block on japon paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£175 (framed in oak)


David Jones. Nativity with Shepherds and Animals


Nativity with Shepherds and Animals
Wood engraving
printed from the original block on japon paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£250 (framed in oak)


David Jones. Octavia


Octavia
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£200 (framed in oak)


David Jones. Nativity by the Mystery


Nativity (By the Mystery...)
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£200 (framed in oak)


David Jones. March


March
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£300 (framed in oak)


David Jones. The Downs


The Downs
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£300 (framed in oak)


David Jones. Tenby from Caldy Island


Tenby from Caldy Island
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£350 (framed in oak)


David Jones. The Annunciation, The Visitation, the Nativity


The Annunciation
The Visitation
The Nativity
wood engravings on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£375 (framed in oak)


David Jones. The Presentation, The Finding in the Temple, The Scourging at the Pillar, The Crowning with Thorns


The Presentation
The Finding in the Temple
The Scourging at the Pillar
The Crowning with Thorns
wood engravings on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£450 (framed in oak)


David Jones. The Carrying of the Cross, The Crucifixion, The Resurrection, The Ascension


The Carrying of the Cross
The Crucifixion
The Resurrection
The Ascension
wood engravings on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£450 (framed in oak)


David Jones. The Descent of the Holy Ghost, The Assumption, The Coronation of the B.V.M.


The Descent of the Holy Ghost
The Assumption
The Coronation of the B.V.M.
wood engravings on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£375 (framed in oak)


David Jones. Mammon and Worshippers; Elevation of the Host; Welfare Speaker; Crucifixion


Mammon and Worshippers; Elevation of the Host;
Welfare Speaker; Crucifixion
wood engravings
printed from the original block on japon paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

Welfare Speaker and Crucifixion - illustrations for The Game magazine, March, 1922.

£300 (within mount)


David Jones. The artist


The artist
print on japon paper
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£250 (framed in oak)


David Jones. The Bride


The Bride
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

illustration for Hermia and Some Other Poems by W H Shewring, St Dominic's Press, Ditchling (1930)

£250 (framed in oak)


David Jones. The Tempest


The Tempest
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£150 (framed in oak)


David Jones. The waters compassed me about


The waters compassed me about
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£450 (framed in oak)


David Jones. Christ sending forth his Disciples


Christ sending forth his Disciples
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£175 (framed in oak)


David Jones. The Apparitions (Socrates et al.)


The Apparitions (Socrates et al.)
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£175 (framed in oak)


David Jones. Fishers of Men


Fishers of Men
wood engraving on japon paper
printed from the original block
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£250 (framed in oak)


David Jones. Jack Squire


Jack Squire
wood engraving
printed from the original block on japon paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£120 (within mount)

David Jones. Abraham Lincoln



Abraham Lincoln
wood engraving
printed from the original block on japon paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£120
(within mount)


David Jones. Epstein and John



Epstein and John
wood engraving
printed from the original block on japon paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£120
(within mount)


David Jones. Epstein and John



Jones and Pepler on Pegasus
wood engraving
printed from the original block on japon paper by Will Carter at the Rampant Lions Press, Cambridge, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

SOLD


David Jones. Nativity


Limited edition prints by David Jones printed in 1981 on japon paper by offset with Adrian Lack, Charlbury, Oxon.

LIMITED EDITION PRINTS

Nativity
printed by offset on japon paper by Adrian Lack, Charlbury, Oxon, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

SOLD


David Jones. Girl with Long hair


Girl with Long Hair
printed by offset on japon paper by Adrian Lack, Charlbury, Oxon, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£150
(framed in oak)


David Jones. The artist


The artist
print on japon paper
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£250 (framed in oak)


David Jones. The Wounded Knight


The Wounded Knight (4th State)
printed by offset on japon paper by Adrian Lack, Charlbury, Oxon, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75
a trial illustration for a proposed edition of Le Morte d'Arthur

£150
(framed in oak)


David Jones. Three Kings


Three Kings
printed by offset on japon paper by Adrian Lack, Charlbury, Oxon, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

SOLD


David Jones. Coach & Horses


Coach & Horses
print on japon paper
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£120 (framed in oak); £75 (within mount)


David Jones. The Lion and the Farmer


The Lion and the Farmer
printed by offset on japon paper by Adrian Lack, Charlbury, Oxon, 1981
from the numbered portfolio of 75

£120 (framed in oak)

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