William Nicholson - Y for Yokel
Lithographic transfer of the hand-coloured woodcut by William Nicholson. Published by William Heinemann as part of the Popular Edition of An Alphabet, 1898.
Image size: 9 3/4" x 7 3/4". Mounted and framed: 18" x 16"
Generally very good condition throughout.
Nicholson (1872-1949) was paid the princely sum of £5.00 by Heinemann for each woodcut and a further sixpence for colouring those in the De luxe edition (of which he is said to have been capable of finishing thirty to forty a day). The first edition of the Popular series were sold out by 1 January 1898. Nicholson's Yokel is a charming portrait of a ruddy-faced youth dressed in smock and hob-nails with a carter's whip under his arm.