Harvest Corn Print by Leon Underwood
Artist(s): Leon Underwood
Medium: Giclée Print
Number of Editions: 850
Print Size: 45.7cm x 61.3cm
Paper Size: 61cm x 77cm
Giclée Print of a colour linocut, Limited Edition (1/850) on 310gsm thick, 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed.
Painted in the Second-World War during a time in which Underwood was travelling around the country engaged in camouflage work. The white outline, which is found in several of Underwood’s prints, is here reminiscent of the chalk figures found on British Downlands. The print represents both the harvest spirit and the abundance of nature; it also represents the fruits of the artist’s endeavour. As Underwood writes in ‘Art for Heaven’s Sake’ : ‘The artist is the sower who casts about him original thought, woven out of his intuition and imagination, and when the conditions are right, germination takes place. The artist is the sower who at the harvest time is over the horizon – on his way to sow new ground’.*