Nov 23, 2021 - Sale 2589

Sale 2589 - Lot 139

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

CLARE LEIGHTON (1898-1989)


39 3/4x24 3/4 inches, 101x62 3/4 cm. The Baynard Press, London.
Condition B: water staining in image; small repaired tears, creases and abrasions at edges; small text correction insert in lower text; pin holes in corners and top and bottom edges. Mounted on Chartex.

Born in London, Leighton was supported in her artistic pursuits, learning her craft in three different schools. Her wood engravings earned her recognition early on in her career, when they were shown in the Society of Wood Engravers annual exhibition in 1923. Leighton moved to the United States prior to World War II, where she continued her career as an artist and as a teacher until the 1980s. In addition to over 900 woodblock prints, she also was an accomplished author and illustrator. She was the first woman to produce a book on wood-engraving (Wood-Engraving and Woodcuts, 1932).