Leon Underwood: His Wood Engravings (B41)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Leon Underwood: His Wood Engravings

Made in

Harrogate

Date

1987

Description

Book containing doublures of waxed paper with 19 wood engravings, with a cover of natural goatskin and black paper, onlays of green and red leather, and gold and black tooling, with an accompanying slip case and black box.

Materials and techniques

Cover of natural oasis goatskin and dyed, sanded and waxed paper. Onlays of green and red goatskin. Incised lines and marks. Gold and black tooling. Visible sewing over hide thongs laced into boards. Doublures of dyed, sanded and waxed paper. Fly-leaves of Japanese gampi vellum. Edges gilt over red before sewing. Letterpress, with 19 wood engravings from Underwood's original blocks 1925-34.

Dimensions

length (case):  36.2cm
width:  28.1cm
height:  4.3cm
length (object):  34cm
width (object):  26cm
height (object):  1.6cm

Object number

B41

Category

  • Leon Underwood: His Wood Engravings, John Pearson, 1987, Crafts Council Collection: B41. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Leon Underwood: His Wood Engravings, John Pearson, 1987, Crafts Council Collection: B41. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Leon Underwood: His Wood Engravings, John Pearson, 1987, Crafts Council Collection: B41. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.