Michael Atkin      Printmaker

etcher - block printer - wood engraver

An Alphabet of Scarborough

A limited edition book, 26 copies which represent the 26 letters of the Alphabet. An A to Z book of Scarborough, views that have caught my eye for one reason or another.

As well as the hand bound book which will contain all 26 images + frontispeace & notes, there will be an aditional edition of 26 copies of each image which can be individually framed.



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Yew Court

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 house, but was converted into a number of flats in 1952. My picture 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. My picture is after ( or perhaps during one of these parties). A young lady stands clutching a shoe ( spot colour of red on both shooes) two young men ( admirers?) are asisting 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, chasing whatever. The distinctive yew trees which are clipped imaculately every year stand behind the raised wall.

Price unframed £185.00

Alternative Title:The Lost Shoe

The image is printed in an edition of 26 of which 25 are for sale

Unframed image

1st line proof.

Next stage the aquatint (tone)