Also known as Beggarstaff
along with James Pryde, Scottish (1866-1941)
|Plate: NLT. 05
A. Original Lithograph bookplate from "London Types"
Published by William Heinemann, London 1898.
||10 3/8 in x 13 in
||26.4 cm x 33 cm
|Terms of Sale
On Sale: $195.00
TIME, the old humourist, has a trick to day
Of moving landmarks and of levelling down,
Till into town the Suburbs edge their way,
And in the suburbs you may scent the Town.
With MOUNT ST. thus approaching MUSWELL
HILL, And CLAPHAM COMMON marching with the MILE, You get a
HAMMERSMITH that 'fills the bill',
A HAMPSTEAD with a serious sense of style.
So this fair creature, pictured in 'The Row',
As one of that "gay adulterous world",
Is by the SERPENTINE, as readily be found
On STREATHAM's Hill, or WIMBLEDON's, or where Brixtonian kitchens
lard the late-dining air.
by W.E. Henley from "London Types"
William Nicholson's woodblock prints of the 1890's were amongst the
most revolutionary British print images of the era. They used a treatment
of form, with a stylised simplification of shape, and a handling of
perspective and picture space which had had no precedent in British
art. Influences of Japanese art, and a parallel thinking to, if not
a direct knowledge of, the ideas of Toulouse Lautrec and of the Nabis
painters in Paris at the same period can certainly be felt, although
there is no record that Nicholson had actually studied either at this
One of the most famous of the groups of prints that Nicholson cut
at this period was the series known as 'London Types'. This was made
at the instigation of William Heinemann, who published all William
Nicholson's early prints.
The series portrays typical figures from London life of the period.
The impressions of this popular edition were printed by taking a transfer
from his woodblock onto a lithographic stone and adding lithograph