Harry Andersson, Swedish, 1895-1948
Title: Aladdin
Date: 1923
Medium: Woodcut on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 40 x 30 cm
Image: 32.9 x 24.2 cm
Signed: lower left (in the block): HA [in monogram]
Credit Line: Presented, 2005
Object Number: NGI.20928
DescriptionThe woodcut technique is ideally suited for producing easily readable black and white images. Using a knife, the artist cuts away the wood to reveal simple shapes that make up a bold graphic image. In this scene from a familiar fairy tale, Andersson cleverly juxtaposes white on black with black on white images to give a quirky edge to the print. This print formed part of a limited edition portfolio issued by the Swedish Fine Art Print Society in 1923. It is part of a collection of 69 prints given to the Gallery by the Society in 2005.
Inscriptionlower left (in the image): HA [in monograms]
Lettering, left (under image, printed): FÖREN. FÖR.GRAF.KONST
centre: ALADDIN
right: HARRY ANDERSON

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