New North Press
'May Day'

£90.00

May Day by New North Press - For sale at Nelly Duff
  • Print Information
    Edition of:70
    Dimensions:34.5 x 77.5 cm
    Medium: Printed in fluoroescent green and graphite black
    Paper:Fedrigoni Sirio white 350gsm
    Rebate Size:42
    SKU:RAR17
    Stock: In Stock
  • Artist Biography

    Situated just a few minutes from the gallery, no one showcases the beauty of traditionally crafted Letterpress better than New North Press- Richard Ardagh, Graham Bignell & Beatrice Bless. The components and techniques of print making at their Coronet Street studio have remained virtually unchanged for centuries; and it is this traditional craftsmanship, coupled with the poetry and rhyme of our beloved East End which combine to produce truly magical and timeless artworks.

  • Artwork Analysis

    Despite the fact that we now associate May Day with rural celebrations, the origins of some of the traditions may lie in the street performances of 17th century London when milkmaids, chimney sweeps and children danced and sang in the hope of some extra pennies. They decorated themselves with spring flowers, ribbons and branches full with blossom. A character at first accompanying the sweeps, but later appearing in his own right, was Jack-in-the-Green – a man inside a wicker-work frame, up to eight feet tall, completely covered with greenery, ribbons and other decoration. He was joined by clowns and man-ladies dancing to the fiddle and drum. Jack-in-the-Green celebrations occur annually in Hastings, East Sussex to this day. Edition of 70

  • Shipping Information
    Collection:Free collection from our London Gallery.
    UK:Royal Mail 1st Class - £8
    Royal Mail Next Day - £11
    Europe:Recorded Delivery - £14
    Worldwide:Recorded Delivery - £18
  • Framing Options
    LondonFor those available to visit our London gallery, Nelly offer a premium framing service. Please drop us an email or call the gallery on 0207 033 9683.
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