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- Object: Drydocked for scaling and painting
Semi-abstract ship in drydock with men working beneath. 1918
Woodcut, on Japan paper
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Height: 230 millimetres
Width: 208 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Text from Frances Carey & Antony Griffiths, 'Avant Garde British Printmaking 1914-1960', BMP, 1990, no. 13.
'Drydocked for Scaling and Painting' was adapted by commercial lithographers in Switzerland for the poster and catalogue cover (printed in blue and black) of an exhibition of British prints at the Kunstsalon Wolfsberg in Zurich in 1923. The exhibition was organised by the Board of Trade and the British Museum and included a short introduction by Campbell Dodgson. All the prints were for sale, including three woodcuts by Wadsworth listed as "Camouflaged ship in drydock for repairing", presumably the present subject, 'Interior' and 'Romantic Village'. A copy of the catalogue [pressmark N.8.2(9)] and the poster are in the British Museum's collection.
An impression was no 183 in the Royal Academy's 1919 Exhibition of Works by Camouflage Artists. (Information from Martin Hopkinson)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1990/1 Sep-Jan, BM, Avant-Garde British Printmaking 1914-1960, no.13
1991/2 Nov-Jan, Middlesborough AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
1992 Feb-April, Plymouth City Mus & AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
1992 May-June, Glasgow, Hunterian AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
1992 Oct-Dec, Manchester, Whitworth AG, Avant-Garde British Printmaking
1996 Aug-Nov, Hannover, Sprengel Museum, 'Blast! Vorticism'
1996/7 Nov-Feb, Munich, Haus der Kunst, 'Blast! Vorticism'
2017 10 Feb-19 May, San Diego, University of San Diego, British Modern Prints from the British Museum: from the Great War to the Grosvenor School
2018 16 Jun-22 Sep, Lymington, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, Dazzle: Disguise and Disruption in War and Art
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