LEIGHTON, Clare

The Fat Stock Market: December, 1932

American (1901 – 1989)

The Fat Stock Market: December1932

Boston Public Library 217. Wood engraving on wove japanese paper, full margins.
An early impression from the British edition of 20, before the American edition of 40. From the series The Farmer’s Year, 1933.
Signed, titled and numbered XIV/XX in pencil.
8 x 10 1/4 in.; 20.3 x 26 cm.

A clearly printed impression from the first edition.   Leighton produced twelve wood engravings for her most celebrated series, The Farmer’s Year, depicting traditional farming in England.  Created during the Great Depression, it is a record of rural life before machines replaced farm labourers.

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