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William S Taylor:
The boat, (Portrait of the artist and his wife) 1952

Passe-partout (ref: 4918)

Signed and dated, inscribed with title
Etching numbered 2/20, 9 3/8 x 6 1/2 in. (24 x 16.5 cm.)

Tags: allegory maritime



The models for this etching are the artist and his sculptress wife Audrey.  Taylors images frequently combine figure and landscape with strong Neo-Romantic overtones and at their most poignant are saturated with lyrical sense of longing.

William Taylor was  a painter, teacher, writer, exhibition organiser and film-maker, born in Sheffield. He studied at Sheffield College of Art, 1936-39, and at the Royal College of Art, 1939-43. He taught at Sheffield College of Art where in 1963 he established the History of Art Department. He was Dean of the Faculty of Art and Design at Sheffield Polytechnic, 1972-75. He holds a Master of Philosophy degree in art history from Nottingham University. He  organised major shows of Aubrey Beardsley and Edward Burne-Jones at Mappin Art Gallery and made the film Portrait of Beardsley. He exhibited at the RA, NEAC, at Leicester and Redfern Galleries and in New Zealand and Canada. Taylor's pictures combine figure and landscape with strong Neo-Romantic overtones, and are saturated with lyricism and a sense of longing.

 


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