George Edward Mackley – Moorings

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Wood engraving on smooth cream wove paper. Mounted. Signed and inscribed in pencil: Moorings 58/75 – GM
Fine impression from the edition of 75 signed and numbered proofs. Provenance: Estate of Agnes Miller Parker (1895–1980), thence by descent in the family.

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152 mm. x 120 mm.


127 mm. x 112 mm.

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Mount: 426 mm. x 311 mm.


Mackley, George Edward (1900-1983)

Born in Tonbridge, Kent, George Mackley was educated at the Judd School, Tonbridge. He trained as a teacher of art at the Goldsmiths' College, London, specializing in painting and etching. In 1935, Mackley learned basic wood engraving technique from Noel Rooke and from that moment embraced wood engraving as the perfect complement to his career as an educator, affording as it did an outlet for his meticulous approach to art within the time constraints imposed by his primary obligations. His masterful wood engravings are among the finest of the mid-twentieth century. His book 'Wood Engraving', published in 1948, remains one of the leading manuals on the engraver's technique.