John Vernon Lord's Lecture

CANCELLATION .... to Obliterate .

01 an elaborately cross hatched cancellation of musical notation by Max Reger.

02 more discrete cancellations by Donizetti.

03 Liszt cancels with lattice work and arcs across the page. Date unknown.

04 In one musical score Mahler first frames then scores out a section of the notation.

05 Verdi cancels a section of the libretto of Ernani .1843.

GOOD PRACTICE

01 Linley Sambourne, "The Comet's Farewell" from PUNCH July 16th 1881, p.14 celebrating the disappearence of a comet seen in 1881 for 2 weeks.

02 Domenico Gnoli, the Italian illustrator, designed a modern Bestiary for the HORIZON magazine. Here is a close up of the hatched surface of a drawing of a haddock in the bath.


03 Franklin Booth (1874 - 1948) and the American master of hatching, an exhaustive discipline of pen and ink work, not afraid of large open spaces. He worked (as here) for the Esty Organ Company and other musical companies. His work can also be found in the Ladies Home Journal . I've scanned it in large to emphasise the sheer weight of hatching on the picture plane.

04. Linley Sambourne winter evocation for Punch 1880

 

CROSS-HATCHING

left from G.Montague Ellwood, The Art of Pen Drawing Batsford London 1927.

right from The Romance of Discovery;Being an Account of the Earliest Navigators and the Discovery of America, Written and Drawn and Done in Colour by Hendrik Van Loon, Carlton House NY 1917

EXERCISES

the mezzotint plate marked with the rocker at repeated and equal angles. from Carol Wax, The Mezzotint, Abrams, New York, 1990, p.183 - see the complete section on preparing a mezzotint ground.

FIGURE AND GROUND

01 a drawing by the American illustrator James Montgomery Flagg,


02 The hatching of the rocks is balanced by the bold striped material of the Kodak Girl's dress. The Kodak Girl represented the firm's products between the wars, and was the special achievement of Fred Pegram (1870 - 1937) who was famous for his capacity to control hatching across the drawn image.

03 an interesting example of broad painterly hatching on the left figure and spidery tartan patterning on the right. Gilbert Wilkinson draws a little man new to racing, "I found a jolly place where one can get tea and sandwiches reasonably.." From The Passing Show June 1921 10 x 17cms.


04 from Ridgwell, Line and Laughter Methuen 1934 16 x 22cms; Our Popular Seaside Resorts; "Last night 3,000 people slept on the Beach" "Far from the Madding Crowd" North Pole to South Pole, " Don't you worry yourself, Old man, they haven't found me yet" and the lame sub-caption for the dim and ill informed, "Arrangements are being made for a Southern Polar Expedition"- " Punch August 6th 1898 p.50 17 x 22cms. Limp excuse for a drawing but a highly imaginative personification with magnificent pen hatching.

TARTAN - plate from a children's encyclopedia c1935

TONALITY : STIPPLING

right - Punch February 16th 1927 p.169; spoofs the new exciting technology as evidenced in the press of the day ; 7 x 11cms. "Far from the Madding Crowd" North Pole to South Pole, " Don't you worry yourself, Old man, they haven't found me yet" and the lame sub-caption for the dim and ill informed, "Arrangements are being made for a Southern Polar Expedition" Punch August 6th 1898 p.50 17 x 22cms. Limp excuse for a drawing but a highly imaginative personification with magnificent pen hatching.


left - J.T.Smith, etching of parts of London-wall and Bethlem Hospital , 22 x30cms, and an astonishing ly controlled study in textures and differentiation. This is a rare print - I can't remember it being reproduced, perhaps because of the apparent drabness of the subject. There is no strong hierarchy of objects or apparent narrative.It is nevertheless an astonishing image.

 

 

 

 

SEE ALSO stripes