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Mintons William Wise Farm Animals Tile

 

Condition: Very fine
Price: £270 (approx $410)
Ref: #05360

UK Special Delivery £280

EU Priority £284

US and World Priority £288

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Very tiny rim chips/flakes partly in manufacture, surface near perfect.


 

Style: Nature study
Technique: Block print
Maker: Mintons
Artist: William Wise
Dimensions: 6" x 6"
Date: circa 1888

 

A rare William Wise tile and picture tile of sheep grazing, rare probably because they were introduced when the fashion for picture tiles was declining and being a multicolour print these were more expensive than his other series.

Undoubtably the best because they are multicolour and purpose designed for the process for which they were made. Wise's first and most popular animal series, 'Animal of the Farm', introduced in 1879/1880 were designed to be hand coloured but rarely are. Taking this in to account Wise gave much weight to the fine background details especially leaves on trees as they would need to show through the colour, when the tiles are found coloured (which is rare) it is clear what the intended effect was. Here with the old brown print and grey shading we see so much more, just as the artist intended.

Verso very clean with Mintons name and badge.

 

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