Michael Atkin Printmaker,

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Y  is for Yew Court

Yew Court  ( The lost shoe)

Etching and Aquatint

216 x 252 mm

26 copies

Hahnemuhle etching 140Lbs Not


Yew Court is just round the corner from my workshop, the dome shaped building ( there are 2) are listed. The house is divided into a number of lfats and was once visited by Atkinson Grimshaw, who painted it three times, one of which hangs in Scarborough Art Gallery.

  Knowing this house so very well, ( only from the outside). it was once a large single house, but was converted into a number of flats in 1952. My inage needed something to engage the viewer, so my imagination took over and I imagined that when it was a large house there would have been parties.m

My picture is after ( or perhaps during one of those parties). A young lady stands clutching a shoe ( spot colour of red on both shoes) two young men ( admirers?) are assisting in the search for the missing shoe, evidence of the party being the bottle perched upon the gate post. three swallows dart in the sky. The distinctive yew trees which are clipped imaculately every year stand behind the raised wall.

Price unframed £185.00

Alternative Title:  The Lost Shoe

This limited edition book will only be printed and bound in 26 copies. In addition each image will be available as a limited edition print of 26 copies. 4 wood engravings, 24 etchings, 2 engravings, 1 large lino print.

The book when bound will be approximately 41 x 27.5 cms in size. Each page is hand printed onto an A2 sized piece of paper which is then folded in half. 1st page has the Title of the page; 'A is for Art Gallery', page 2 is printed with the text about the subject, Page 3 is the image and Page 4 is blank, leading to the next set of pages.

Smith Settle of Yeadon, Nr Leeds, expert bookbinders have been commissioned to bind the completed book. 1/4 leather spine with gold blocking, coloured headbands, indented title to front cover. Specially designed end papers to compliment the book. The whole housed in a matching solander box.