John Vernon Lord's Lecture
.... 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.
05 Verdi cancels a section of the libretto of Ernani .1843.
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.
04. Linley Sambourne winter evocation for Punch 1880
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
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,
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.
|TARTAN - plate from a children's encyclopedia c1935
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.
JOHN VERNON LORD'S LECTURE
in CARTOONS one
in CARTOONS two
SEE ALSO stripes