Exhibited: WW2 – War Pictures by British Artists, Morley College London, 28 October -23 November 2016, cat 102.
Literature: WW2 – War Pictures by British Artists, Edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, July 2016, cat 102, page 147.
Wood engraving from the C. F. Tunnicliffe Memorial Collection published in a limited edition of 112 in April 2007 by Hilary and Georgie Gerrish and Larkhall Fine Art.
The engravings have been printed from Tunnicliffe’s original blocks by Nicolas McDowall with kind permission of the Tunnicliffe Estate.
Charles Tunnicliffe’s upbringing on a small farm in Cheshire instilled in him a deep appreciation of nature and the countryside. As a youth he spent hours sketching all aspects of farm life. His prodigious talent was quickly recognised and resulted in a scholarship to the local Macclesfield School of Art and later, to the Royal College in London. Here he studied etching under Sir Frank Short and Malcolm Osborne