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Prints / PR1415

First Building

Artist/Maker: Chapman, Kenneth George [1908-1993]

Publisher/Manufacturer: St George's Gallery Prints, 7 Cork St. London
Series title: Rhondda Suite (plate 2)

Etching with aquatint in black, with hand colour, on white Hodgkinson handmade Waterleaf paper

504 x 500 mm.
Purchase: The artist 1987
Funding support: Catherine Lewis and V & A

Artist's proof. Printed in an edition of 50, plus 5 artist's proofs. Steel-faced zinc plate still extant. The 'Rhondda Suite', a set of 7 etchings, was commissioned by Robert Erskine and published on 03/08/1960. The original set was printed by John Brunsdon at the Etching Studio in Welwyn Garden City. The prints were published both as a portfolio set, numbered 1 to 10, or as individual prints, numbered 11 to 50. 'First Building' was individually priced at 10 guineas in the 1960 exhibition at St George's Gallery Prints. This particular print was printed by Gareth Jones. See PR1522 and PR1523 for the title and contents pages. Drawn directly onto the plate in situ. The print depicts the first Gentlemen's Public Lavatory on entering the lower Rhondda Valley at Trehafod

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