1991 Beryl Cook Framed Garden Centre Signed Lithograph Print


A rare signed and framed, limited-edition Beryl Cook Silkscreen print entitled ‘Garden Centre’, published in 1991 and numbered 350/850.

The print also bears Beryl Cook’s hand signed pencil signature. It features a bustling scene at Crownhill Garden Centre in Plymouth. Condition is as mint and the print has been tastefully mounted, framed and glazed.

Of this picture, Beryl Cook wrote: ‘I used several of the plants in our garden for this painting. I had been cultivating a large privet chicken for several years (which later gave birth to half a dozen small ones, grown from cuttings) and the lily regularly made an appearance despite being cruelly cut back. There is something very soothing, and expensive, about a visit to the garden centre and it was a popular Sunday afternoon outing down our way. Half way through all these plants I asked myself if it was really necessary to paint each leaf separately. The answer was yes – because I have never been able to find a better way’.

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.

Size of Frame: 60 x 75 cm (23½ x 29½ inches)
Size of Picture: 38 x 51 cm (15 x 20 inches)
Weight: 3.85kg