The Flea (B16)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

The Flea

Made in

Guildford

Date

1977

Description

Book printed on mould made paper, with letterpress and intaglio printing from lino and photo-engraved block, in a brown, twin-wire cover.

Materials and techniques

Printed by Ron King on mould made paper. Blind intaglio design by Willow Legge. Letterpress and intaglio printing from lino and photo-engraved block. Folded sheet, in brown cover by G.F. Smith.

Dimensions

length:  30.4cm
width:  20.8cm

Object number

B16

Category

References

Rosemary Simmonds - Arts Review (Feb-78)

On view

Short term loan for display in Great & Small: Animals in Craft at Broadway Gallery, Letchworth Garden City, 28/07/2018 - 14/10/2018.
  • The Flea, Ron King Circle Press, 1977, Crafts Council Collection: B16. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • The Flea, Ron King Circle Press, 1977, Crafts Council Collection: B16. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

Simple use of blind embossing cut out of lino, giving the artist good control for producing a matrix (for Flea) for a design in bas relief on paper, contrasted against mechanically produced photo-engraving (for Heart). (Willow King).