1984 Beryl Cook Meadow Suite Limited Edition Signed Print


A rare, signed and framed limited edition Beryl Cook silkscreen print titled ‘Meadow Suite’, published in 1984 and numbered JKH, the Fine Art Guild stamp which corresponds to number 787/850. The print bears Beryl Cook’s hand signed pencil signature. It shows three naked ladies playing musical instruments outdoors. Beryl Cook wrote about the painting: ‘How absorbed in their music these girls are, playing away in the serene summer countryside. I rather like musical instruments, and especially the hands which play them. I learned how a cellist would sit, and the correct place for the fingers, from a newspaper cutting I have of Paul Tortelier. The violin I found in a book from the lending library, a most useful place for all sorts of things I suddenly decide I need to draw. But the pianist may not be on the same musical wavelength as the other two, for she is taken from a drawing I did of a jazz player energetically attacking a honky-tonk piano, which I changed to something rather more upmarket for this scene. A Steinway perhaps.’
Beryl Cook (1926 - 2008) is probably Plymouth's most famous artist of the 20th century and is best known for her tongue in cheek representations of Plymouth social life. Her distinctive style, with large portly ladies and men, is hugely popular, making this a desirable piece for any enthusiast.
The print is nicely framed and glazed and very good condition.
Size of Picture: 42.5 x 34 cm (16 ¾ x 13 3/8 inches)
Size of Frame: 61 x 53.5 x 2 cm (24 x 21 x 3/4 inches)
Weight: 3120g