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Purchased, 1982 Museums Sheffield
Owls
Date Made/Found: 1955
Material and Medium: linocut on paper
Dimensions: Frame: 996 x 774 x 22mm Sight size: 785 x 578mm Image size: 758 x 553mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.5000
Linocut is a relief method of printing: the artist carves away the lino to create raised sections that hold the ink before it is transferred to paper. Gertrude Hermes’ work is often dramatic and stylised. Here, she contrasts the feathery volume of the birds with the icy pattern created in the tree branches. Her training as a sculptor reflects the way in which she interprets form.
Display Location: In Store
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