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Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995) Constructivist Ink Drawing Blacksmith
  • Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995) Constructivist Ink Drawing Blacksmith
  • Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995) Constructivist Ink Drawing Blacksmith
  • Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995) Constructivist Ink Drawing Blacksmith
  • Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995) Constructivist Ink Drawing Blacksmith

Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995) Constructivist Ink Drawing Blacksmith

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£300.00


Product Description

Artist: Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995)
Title: Blacksmiths at Work
Medium: Pen and Ink of Paper
Date: c1983
Provenance: Studio Sale (19-03-96)

This fascinating ink sketch by the artist Rachel Reckitt shows the two Czech blacksmiths, Alfred Habermann and Vaclav Jaros busily working at the anvil. It is characteristic of the constructivist works that she produced later in life.

A label on the reverse describes how the sketch was “done at the BABA (British Artists Blacksmith Association) conference and exhibition in 1983” and how “This series of sketches were the basis of a strong group of wood engravings done over the next 4 years.”

According to her biographer Hal Bishop “crucial to Rachel’s art were the annual journeys made to Europe before and after the war. The journals amassed, annotated sketches made, and photographs taken were a constant resource and inspiration for later work; often appearing many years later in a style and manner not then part of her repertoire.

Though we have been unable to find the wood engraving for this sketch, another engraving from the same series, entitled “Blacksmiths II” can be found in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Rachel Reckitt (1908-1995) was a British engraver, illustrator and sculptor, who during a long career used a vast range of different materials to serve her artistic purposes. She studied at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in London from 1933 to 1937, under Iain Macnab. During the same period, she exhibited with the London Group and with the Society of Wood Engravers. She took to blacksmithing in her early sixties, producing sculptures in wrought iron.

Size of Frame: 34 x 32 x 1.2cm (13½ x 12½ x ½”)
Size of Sketch: 19.5 x 17cm (7¼ x 6¾”)
Weight: 857g

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