Prints and Drawings: Page Two

Sir Robin Philipson (1916 - 1992)

Study of a Ram

Pen, ink and wash on paper (framed)


Robin Philipson was a seminal figure in the history of twentieth century Scottish painting. He was born in Broughton-in-Furness and moved to Scotland with his family when he was 14. He was schooled at Dumfries Academy and then studied at Edinburgh College of Art from 1936 to 1940.

Philipson became a lecturer at the College of Art in 1947, later taking the post of Head of the Drawing and Painting Department from 1960 to 1982. His early work was mainly of landscapes, still lifes and interiors. He was strongly influenced by William Gillies and John Maxwell, with whom, amongst others, he shared membership of the group known as The Edinburgh School.

Philipson was well-known for his bold use of colour and his liberal use of heavy impasto in his works. He was appointed as President of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1973, a position he held until 1983. He also received many honours during his career, including a knighthood in 1976 for his services to art in Scotland.

This is a rare, large pen and ink study by Philipson, and is reminiscent of similar studies of bulls made in the 1960s by Picasso.


Peter Dworok was born in Nottingham and studied art at Nottingham College of Art and Design and then at Leeds Polytechnic Faculty of Art and Design.

After leaving college Peter lived and worked on the Isle of Skye and later Edinburgh where he exhibited his work widely. On moving back to Nottinghamshire, Peter was employed by Nottinghamshire County Council helping to establish Rufford Craft Centre as a centre for excellence in the applied arts.

The four works on offer from Iconic Design are rare early pen and ink drawings made by Dworok when he was living in Edinburgh.

Rare, Surreal Image by Peter Dworok

Pen and ink on paper

Signed and dated 1976.

The is the second, and largest,  of four rare early works by Peter Dworok for sale at Iconic.

This is a rather strange dream-like image carefully delineated in pen and ink.

It was drawn by the artist when he was living in Edinburgh in the 1970s.


Rare, Surreal Image by Peter Dworok

Pen and ink on paper

Signed and dated 1976.

The is the third of four rare early works by Peter Dworok for sale at Iconic.


Rare, Surreal Image by Peter Dworok

Pen and ink on paper

Signed and dated 1976.

The is the last of four  rare early works by Peter Dworok for sale at Iconic.


Ian Fleming (1906 - 1994)

Quayside Scene, with Moored Ships

Large Etching  and drypoint on paper (unsigned)

Ian Fleming was born in Glasgow and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He began printmaking at art school, and Glasgow Art Gallery bought two of his prints while he was still a student.

During his lifetime Fleming was a notable artist and engraver and played an important role in the Scottish art world. He was a lecturer at Glasgow School of Art for many years and then successively Warden of Patrick Allen-Fraser Art College at Hospitalfield and Principal of Gray's School of Art, Aberdeen.

For many years Fleming served as Chairman for the Peacock printmaker’s workshop. He has been commemorated with a plaque outside his residence at 15 Fonthill Road.

In 1996, Aberdeen Art Gallery showed a large collection of his works in a memorial exhibition.  In 2006 there was an Ian Fleming exhibition at Dean Gallery in Edinburgh and a review of this by Scotland On Sunday declared that he "was not only one of the most accomplished artists of his generation but, until his death aged 88 in 1994, he was one of the most powerful and outspoken voices in Scottish art.”


Adrian Wiszniewski

Sculpture Study, 1987

Etching  (printed in blue ink) on paper (unframed)

Signed in pencil, lower right and with the edition number 11/ 50; Image Size: 39.5 x 30 cm

Adrian Wiszniewski was born in Glasgow in 1958 . Between 1979 and 1983 he studied architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, and then painting at Glasgow School of Art. Wiszniewski held his first solo exhibitions in Glasgow and London a year after he graduated in 1984.  His work can be found in major public collections including M.O.M.A. New York, Tate, London, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh and Setegaya, Tokyo. He currently lives and works in Renfrewshire, Scotland.


Nigel Lambourne (1919 - 1988)

Nude Study

Black conte chalk on paper

Nigel Lambourne was born in Croydon, Surrey. He studied at Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art &  Central School of Arts and Crafts in 1934-37; and at the Royal College of Art with Robert Austin and Malcolm Osborne in 1937-39.  In the late 1940s he began to establish himself as an illustrator of books for the Folio Society. In 1950-51  Lambourne worked on Festival of Britain South Bank Exhibition.

He was a masterly draughtsman, with a taut, springing line, shown to great effect in his drawings of low life and female figure.  His work is represented in the National Galleries of Australia and the Museum of Modern Art in New York:


Ernest Stephen Lumsden (1883 - 1948)

Low Tide, 1921

Etching and drypoint on paper (unframed); Image size: 23 x 34 cm

Signed in pen below and and with the edition number 23/ 50

This is an outstanding etching of Lumsden’s finest London  plate - showing a view across the Thames, looking towards St Paul’s Cathedral from  Southwark.  His London views are very rare as he etched only seven such subjects.

Ernest Stephen Lumsden was a Scot by descent and adoption, though not by birth. He made Edinburgh his home town, teaching at Edinburgh College of Art from 1908 until 1912. Long before he began his extensive travels to India and beyond, E.S. Lumsden had established himself as one of the rising stars of the Etching Revival through highly accomplished works of his local Scottish landscape. He was an outstanding technician at both etching and printing his plates. He passed much of his knowledge of these techniques on to the rest of the world through his highly influential book The Art of Etching, first published in 1925.

A rich impression which has been printed by the artist himself, and in fantastic condition: £795

Bernard Buffet (1928 - 1999)

Le Pont Neuf,  Paris 1968

Limited edition lithograph on paper (framed)

Signed and dated in the stone, lower right.

Image Size: 50 x 65 cm

Bernard Buffet entered the Paris Ecole des Beaux-Arts at the age of sixteen. He exhibited his first painting at the Paris Salon at age eighteen. His first original print - a drypoint engraving - was created in 1948. Buffet's first original lithograph dates from 1952 and since that time he dedicated himself almost exclusively to this demanding artistic medium.

This limited edition lithograph was published & authenticated by Templeton and Rawlings. It is in excellent condition with bright, fresh colours - and nicely framed for display.



Valerie Thornton (1931 - 1991)

Hill Village, Navarre  1977

Etching with aquatint printed in colours, on wove paper

30 x 47.3  cm

No. 122 from an Edition of 150

Signed, Titled, Dated & Numbered in Pencil

 Valerie Thornton (no relation!) was born in London and studied at the Regent Street Polytechnic School of Art. In 1954 she went to Paris where she studied printmaking under Stanley William Hayter, and it was at this time that she acquired her first etching press.

Thornton regularly exhibited in London and America. Her work is in many public collections - including the Tate Gallery, the V&A, London and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge - outside of the UK her work is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris.

Navarre is an autonomous region of northern Spain, officially known as the Comunidad Foral de Navarra (“Regional Community of Navarra”). The area is bordered by France to the north and by the autonomous communities of the Basque Country to the west, Aragon to the east and south, and La Rioja to the southwest. The province would have inspired Thornton with its stunning ancient buildings, beautiful landscape setting, full of forests and mountains. There are nearly 900 smaller towns and villages in Navarre, two-thirds of them with fewer than 100 people.

£ 325 (unframed); £365 framed

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Elizabeth Blackadder  (b. 1931)

Abyssinian Cat in a Basket, 1995

Original Colour Etching and Aquatint on paper  (printed in ochre and black inks)

Signed in pencil

23 x 25.5 cm

No. 22 from an edition of only 70.

Nicely Framed and Presented


Herbert Dicksee (1862 - 1932)

Reclining Tiger

Original Etching and Drypoint on  paper;

Signed in pencil

Excellent Condition with no issues.

New Mount and ready to be framed.



Colin MacLean

Present Island, 1967

Original Screenprint on paper;

Signed and titled in pencil

No. 8 of a small addition of only 12 impressions.

Stylish 1960s / mid-century image; nice large size and highly decorative vintage print (unframed)



Joichi Hoshi (1913 - 1979)

Necklace D, 1964

Colour Woodcut on paper;

With red seal mark.

Signed and titled in pencil; 33 x 28 cm

No. 2 of an edition of 50 impressions




 Joichi Hoshi was born in 1913 in the Niigata prefecture and educated in Taiwan. He returned to Japan after World War II and started his artistic career painting in oil. He taught himself printmaking and exhibited at the Tokyo Print Biennials. His early prints depicts stars and constellation – but he is best known for his series of tree subjects which he started in the 1970s.

His prints are keenly sought – and his woodcuts are in prestigious collections: including the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Rockefeller Foundation, New York; amongst others.


Ivon Hitchens (1893 - 1979)

Flower Painting, 1931

Limited Edition Photo-Lithograph on Paper

 Image size: 49 x 59 cm

Signed in pencil below and and with the edition number 31/ 50.

From a limited edition of only 500.

Published by Adam Collection Ltd and printed by Cavendish Press (with blindstamp)

In excellent Condition with bright fresh colours (Framed)


Elizabeth Blackadder (b. 1931)

Orchid Miltonia No. 1, 2000

Etching with Aquatint Printed in Colours on Paper

 37.5 x 42 cm

Signed in pencil below and and with the edition number 4/ 60.

Printed at the Glasgow Print Studio

In excellent Condition with bright fresh colours (Beautifully Framed!)


Elizabeth Blackadder (b. 1931)

Orchid Paphiopedilum, 2000

Etching Printed in Colours on Paper

 Image: 30cm x 8.8cm

Signed in pencil below and and with the edition number 2/ 60.

Printed at the Glasgow Print Studio

In excellent Condition with bright fresh colours (Beautifully Framed!)


Kate Cameron (1874- 1965)

Bumble Bees 1893

Etching on paper

Signed in pencil, bottom left;

Image size: 20 x 5 cm

An early and most charming work by Cameron, made when she was only 19 years old.



Kate (Katharine) Cameron was an accomplished Scottish flower and landscape painter, as well as being a talented etcher. She was born in Hillhead, Glasgow and was the sister of the celebrated printmaker, Sir DY Cameron. She studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1890 until 1893 (the date of this etching) under the innovative directorship of Fra Newbery.

Her early watercolours were influenced by the Glasgow Symbolists, although they are often less stylized - and always most carefully observed and full of exquisite detail. Between 1904 and 1910 she illustrated a number of children's fairy tales and legends, but her real love remained flower painting.  In 1928 she married Arthur Kay, the art collector and connoisseur. Cameron was a prominent member of the Glasgow Society of Lady Artists, and exhibited regularly both at home and abroad.  

Examples of her works are in the V&A, and the British Museum, London, as well as in Glasgow Art Gallery.  A collection of 30 etchings by Cameron is in  the Library of Congress, Washington DC.



Robert Henderson Blyth (1919- 1970)

Woman Painting in the Open Air

Colour lithograph on paper

Signed bottom left;

Image size: 26 x 28.5 cm




This lithograph shows a lady artist sketching outside. She wears a large white sun-hat and a painter’s smock. She has a portable easel, which she moves about on a trolley with large wheels, and to her side is a large furled parasol and a little stool for her to sit on.  Her canvas is set out in front of a row of sun-bleached houses, and she prepares to paint them. The leafy palm trees in the background suggests that Blyth may have created this lithograph whilst he was visiting the South of France.  

Colour lithographs by Robert Henderson Blyth are relatively rare, and do not come up for sale that often.

Robert Henderson Blyth was born in Glasgow and studied at Glasgow School of Art from 1934 - 1939.  Blyth joined the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1941 and served with them until the end of the Second World War.  In 1946 he began teaching at the Edinburgh School of Art and became an artist in residence at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath. He moved to Aberdeen in 1954 to take up a post at Gray's School of Art, where he became head of drawing in 1960, a post he maintained until his death in 1970. He was very influential on a whole generation of Scottish artists.


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