Lionel Edwards Hand Numbered Limited Edition Print on Paper :"Battle of the Giants"
Title: Battle of the Giants
Dimensions (W x H ): Paper Size: 20 x 15 in | Image Size: 16 x 11 in
Edition | Medium: Each print is hand numbered, accompanied by a certificate signed by the Master Printer and is numbered to match the print. The editions are limited to 1880 copies. |
This Gouttelette print on paper is published with light-fast inks to BS1006 Standard onto acid-free calcium carbonate buffered stock, mould-made from 100% cotton and sourced from environmentally conscious paper suppliers. This product is exclusive to Rosenstiels.
About the Art: Superior Edition
About the Artist:
Lionel Edwards, born in Bristol in 1878, was one of the most popular illustrators of hunting and sporting subjects of the twentieth century.
He grew up in North Wales following country pursuits rather than a formal education. Although originally destined for the army, a brief spell with the military proved that this was a career for which he had no aptitude. However, from the age of six he had been actively drawing horses and therefore his mother encouraged his artistic vocation. He studied in London at Heatherly's School of Art, the equivalent of the Atelier Julien in Paris.
Edwards is known as the Grand Old Man of Sporting Art because he was an ardent hunter and brilliant draftsman. He was perfectly equipped to portray the frisson of the hunting field: hounds with tongues rolling in exhaustion, strained finely tuned horses on the alert for their next cue, and earnest fraught riders completely absorbed in the physical exertion of thundering over the raw winter land at breakneck pace.
Lionel Edwards was deeply involved with and committed to British field sports, even including the challenge of the weather. Having worked for The Graphic and Punch before the First World War, he was increasingly drawn to hunting and sporting art, writing and illustrating many books on field sports. During his lifetime, he wrote and illustrated some 25 books on sporting art including Exmoor Sporting & Otherwise and Black Beauty. His experience during the First World War in the army remount service, when he had "four solid years of nothing but horse", brought an exciting realism to his art. His paintings are usually endowed with "tempered" colours reflecting the climate and light, and the influence of these two factors on the British countryside.
Above all, his lifelong involvement with the hunting world enabled him to depict the magic of the chase by riding a horse across country behind a pack of hounds. He truly was the Master of the Sporting scene.
Lionel Edwards died in 1966.