DANCING COSTERS 1952
Ceri Richards (1903 – 1971)
- 37 X 51 CM (IMAGE)
- Accession number
Richards experimented with collage and relief constructions in the 1930s and made his first prints, three linocuts, at the end of the decade and his first lithograph in 1940. In 1939 Richards took his first steps in printing with three linocuts of London costers (street traders). The flamboyant dress of these London fruit and vegetable sellers, remained a source of inspiration in his drawings, prints and paintings until the 1950s. The works come from a group of lithographs printed by Richards himself at the Royal College of Art in 1951-52. This is a later impression of an unlimited edition printed originally for the Festival of Britain of 1951.
Out of Print British Printmaking 1946-1976, The British Council 1994