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Pericles by Agnes Miller Parker

Agnes Miller Parker
Date: 1959
Edition Number: Artist’s Poof
Signature: Signed, numbered, dated and titled in pencil by the artist.

Agnes Miller Parker (1895–1980) was a Scottish engraver, illustrator and painter in oil and tempera. She is particularly well-known for her wood engravings and a number are held by National Galleries Scotland.

Miller Parker is especially known as a wood-engraver thanks to her many illustrations of tales, fables and historical narratives. She worked with H. E. Bates, which resulted in two outstanding wood engraved books: Through the Woods (1936) and Down the River (1937), published by Victor Gollancz.

This wood engraving from 1959 entitled Pericles shows a scene of the Greek politician reunited with his daughter following many years apart (The RSC website has a concise summary of the Shakespeare adaptation of the Pericles story). This is likely to be one of a number of wood engravings illustrating Shakespearian Tragedies, that Miller Parker produced in 1959 for the Limited Editions Club of New York.

Artwork Condition: Excellent condition.
Framing: Mounted with conservation standard board and framed in a reconditioned modern black frame. The frame has some light wear, but is in good condition and ready to hang.

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Size Information
Image Size: 102 x 185 mm | 4.0 x 7.2 inches
Paper Size: 142 x 223 mm | 5.5 x 8.7 inches
Frame Size: 294 x 389 mm | 11.5 x 15.3 inches
Mount Window Size: 120 x 198 mm | 4.7 x 7.7 inches