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Marble Quarrying: State [3a], [between 1949 and 1951]

 Item — Box: Oversize 2, Folder: 8
Call Number: MSS 7, Series II

Scope and Contents

Unnumbered print. No corrections in gouache. Details on the two necks of the crane, on the rope in the foreground, and on the shadows of the landscape (especially the two parallel shadows in the top middle, which Leighton later reduced to one shadow) indicate that this state came before either State 3 or State 4. One line in the left part of the crane wheel appears in State 3 but not in this print; however, that line also disappears on some later prints, suggesting that over-inking caused the finer lines to vanish (see, for instance State [5a], where a number of lines present in State 5 have vanished).


  • [between 1949 and 1951]


Physical Description

1 print : wood engraving, on clay-coated paper ;

Conditions Governing Access

From the Collection:

The materials are open for research.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


31 x 31 cm.

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