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Elizabeth Magill

Elizabeth Magill worked on the Parlous Land series of lithographs over the course of several months, beginning by drawing and painting the images before they were transferred on to lithographic plates. Between three to seven litho plates are printed on top of one-another to build up the final images from this portfolio. The subject matter is drawn from Magill's extensive archive of images, the sources ranging from found imagery to book illustrations, to photographs she has taken. Some of the scenery originates from identifiable places in Northern Ireland, where the artist grew up. 


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Single lithograph from a portfolio of 10 lithographs titled 'Parlous Land.' Published by The Paragon Press in 2006. 



Elizabeth Magill
Born in Canada (1959), Elizabeth Magill grew up in Northern Ireland and, having studied at the Belfast College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, now lives and works in London. Her subtle, painterly, landscapes often evolve from a combination of photographic precursors and drawings. As well as solo shows in Ireland, Britain, Germany, France and Spain, she is represented in a number of significant collections, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, the Arts Council of England, Southampton City Art Gallery, the British Council, and the National Gallery of Australia. The year 2017 has been busy, with a solo show in April at Wilkinson Gallery, London, another at Limerick City Art Gallery, and more shows to come at the RHA gallery, Dublin (opening January 18, 2018), and the Ulster Museum (opening May, 2018).

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Skirt Tales (Parlous Land)

Skirt Tales

Skirt Tales (Parlous Land)

Lithograph
Lithography – Means, literally, stone drawing. In addition to fine grain lithographic stones, metal plates can also be used for lithography. The method relies on the fact that grease repels water. An image is drawn in a greasy medium on to the stone or plate, which is then dampened with water. Greasy printing ink rolled onto that surface will adhere to the design but be repelled by the damp area. The inked image is transferred to the paper via a press. For large editions, the grease is chemically fixed to the stone and gum arabic, which repels any further grease marks but does not repel water, is applied to the rest of the surface. For colour lithography the artist uses separate stone or plate for each colour required.
Lithograph
Edition of 45
Signed and numbered by the artist on the front

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60 x 83.5 cm
25 5/8 x 32 7/8 in

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Elizabeth Magill worked on the Parlous Land series of lithographs over the course of several months, beginning by drawing and painting the images before they were transferred on to lithographic plates. Between three to seven litho plates are printed on top of one-another to build up the final images from this portfolio. The subject matter is drawn from Magill's extensive archive of images, the sources ranging from found imagery to book illustrations, to photographs she has taken. Some of the scenery originates from identifiable places in Northern Ireland, where the artist grew up. 

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First Name Elizabeth
Last Name Magill
Artist Description Born in Canada (1959), Elizabeth Magill grew up in Northern Ireland and, having studied at the Belfast College of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art, now lives and works in London. Her subtle, painterly, landscapes often evolve from a combination of photographic precursors and drawings. As well as solo shows in Ireland, Britain, Germany, France and Spain, she is represented in a number of significant collections, including the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, the Arts Council of England, Southampton City Art Gallery, the British Council, and the National Gallery of Australia. The year 2017 has been busy, with a solo show in April at Wilkinson Gallery, London, another at Limerick City Art Gallery, and more shows to come at the RHA gallery, Dublin (opening January 18, 2018), and the Ulster Museum (opening May, 2018).
Edition of 45
Ed Date 2006
Inscriptions Signed and numbered by the artist on the front
Short Technique Lithograph
Sheet Size 60 x 83.5 cm
Sheet Size (Inches) 25 5/8 x 32 7/8 in
Image Size No
Image Size (inches) No
Technical Description

Single lithograph from a portfolio of 10 lithographs titled 'Parlous Land.' Published by The Paragon Press in 2006. 

Technique Pop ups Lithography – Means, literally, stone drawing. In addition to fine grain lithographic stones, metal plates can also be used for lithography. The method relies on the fact that grease repels water. An image is drawn in a greasy medium on to the stone or plate, which is then dampened with water. Greasy printing ink rolled onto that surface will adhere to the design but be repelled by the damp area. The inked image is transferred to the paper via a press. For large editions, the grease is chemically fixed to the stone and gum arabic, which repels any further grease marks but does not repel water, is applied to the rest of the surface. For colour lithography the artist uses separate stone or plate for each colour required.
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