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Agnes Miller Parker SWE ARE (British, 1895-1980)


Agnes Miller Parker was born in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland; she studied at Glasgow School of Art. She was one of the four engravers who worked at the Gregynog Press in the early 1930s: her husband William McCance, Gertrude Hermes and Blair Hughes-Stanton were the others. She was essentially a book illustrator, and the list of her illustrated books ranges from works for the Gregynog Press to the Limited Editions Club of New York for which she illustrated Thomas Hardy's Far from the Madding Crowd in 1958. Her wood engravings are distinctive with careful and delicate cross-hatching and stippling.

References: Horne: 343; Rogerson, Ian and John Dreyfus. Agnes Miller Parker: Wood engraver and Book Illustrator, 1990; Out of the Wood: British Woodcuts and Wood Engravings 1890 - 1945, The British Council 1991.


Agnes Miller Parker. Daffodils, Anenomes, Tulips


Daffodils, Anenomes, Tulips

Wood engraving
signed and dated 1942
additionally inscribed 'with best wishes Wm & Agnes McCance' by the artist in pencil
deckled edge
175 x 97mm. (sheet)

SOLD

to Illustrate AE Housman's A Shropshire Lad, illustrated p. 46.


Agnes Miller Parker. A puff of ultramontane air


A puff of ultramontane air can waft a thistle anywhere

Wood engraving within change of address card
c. 1942
145 x 90mm. (sheet)

SOLD


Agnes Miller Parker. Siamese Kittens


Siamese Kittens

Wood engraving for new address and Christmas card inscribed by artist
1936-1937
140 x 111mm. (front, folded sheet)

SOLD


Agnes Miller Parker. Siamese cat


Siamese Cat

colored wood engraving for Christmas card
1939-1940
privately printed at The Raven Press
180 x 145mm. (front, folded sheet, deckled edge)

SOLD


Agnes Miller Parker. Siamese Cat with bird


Siamese Cat
with bird
wood engraving printed in brown for Christmas card
1937
160 x 130mm. (front, folded sheet, deckled edge)

SOLD


Agnes Miller Parker. Siamese Cat


Siamese Cat
wood engraving for Christmas card
1935-36
titled Design x - 35 to front by artist in pencil
135 x 105mm. (front, folded sheet)

SOLD


Agnes Miller Parker. Siamese Cats with flower


Siamese Cats
with flower
wood engraving printed in brown for Christmas card
1938
160 x 145mm. (front, folded sheet, deckled edge)

SOLD


Agnes Miller Parker. Bathsheeba


Bathsheeba

Wood engraving
For Thomas Hardy. Far From the Madding Crowd
signed and dated 1958
165 x 102mm.

SOLD

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