A. Original colour lithograph from "Twelve Portraits"
by William Heinemann, London 1899.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Thomas Edison (1847-1931) was born in Milan, Ohio. With only
three months of formal education he became one of the greatest inventors
and industrial leaders in history. Edison obtained 1,093 United
States patents, the most issued to any individual. Edison's greatest
contribution was the first practical electric lighting. He not only
invented the first successful electric light bulb, but also set
up the first electrical power distribution company. Edison invented
the phonograph, and made improvements to the telegraph, telephone
and motion picture technology. He also founded the first modern
Edison had great faith in progress and industry, and valued long,
hard work. He used to say, “Genius was 1 percent inspiration
and 99 percent perspiration.” Edison believed that inventing
useful products offered everyone the opportunity for fame and fortune
while benefiting society. (www.lucidcafe.com/library/96feb/edison.html)
"Nicholson did this image just after his
association with James Pryde as The Beggarstaff
Brothers had come to an end. But his revolutionary approach to design
which marked the Beggarstaff posters, found further expression in
the small-scale woodcuts on which he then concentrated.
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 stylized 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 date." (Weston)