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Philip Sutton RA : his family and his friends : woodcuts 1950s-1970s

Philip Sutton RA

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

Spine title: Philip Sutton: woodcuts.


Llandogo, Monmouth: The Old Stile Press, 1998

Physical Description

[3] p., [28] leaves of plates : ill, chiefly ports ; 43 x 45 cm.

General Note

Published in association with Berkeley Square Gallery, London.
The printing of this book was completed in June 1998, by Nicolas McDowall at The Old Stile Press, Catchmays Court, Llandogo, Monmouthshire, NP5 4TN. It is published jointly by The Old Stile Press and Berkeley Square Gallery, 23a Bruton Street, London, W1X 8JJ.

Philip Sutton’s woodcuts were printed from the wood. Woodcuts: © Philip Sutton 1998.

The paper on which the images are printed is Somerset 28 gsm mould made while the interleaving paper is Hahnemuhle Bugra Butten.

The text is set in Bulmer type and was printed from lineblocks.

The papers to bind book and box involve woodcuts by the artist and were printed at The Old Stile Press. The binding work was undertaken at The Fine Bindery, Wellingborough. [Colophon].

"The blocks printed from in this remarkable book were cut at different times. Self-portraits date from the 1950's while a number of joyous portraits of his children were cut when the family went to live in Fiji in 1963. From a later date still come a series of wonderful nude studies, cut (as was the case with all the blocks) from life. " [Old Stile Press website].

Copy Note

Limited edition of 80 copies, signed by the artist and printer, of which 10 copies (numbered I-X) have three separate, signed prints, 10 copies (numbered XI-XX) have two prints, 10 copies (numbered XXI-XXX) have one print, and 50 copies are numbered 1-50. Copy Number 22.

Binding Note

Yellow cloth spine, titled in red: "Philip Sutton: WOODCUTS." Blue paper sides with large woodcut printed in black on upper cover; black endpapers. Housed in Solander box covered with vermilion cloth with woodcut portrait of the artist mounted on the front, lined with black paper.


Private press books
Wood-engraving -- 20th century
Woodcuts (prints)


Philip Sutton RA, draughtsman, wood-engraver
The Old Stile Press, printer, publisher
Berkeley Square Gallery, publisher
Fine Bindery, binder