Pretty A5 (21 x 14.8 cm) lined 176-page notebook featuring Mabel Royds beautiful artwork Water Lilies, part of the National Galleries of Scotland Collection. Comes with a practical pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap.
The highly crafted covers are printed on foil paper, embossed then foil stamped, complemented by the luxury binding and rose red endpapers.
Between 1933 and 1938 Royds made a series of flower prints. ‘Water Lilies’ is an example of her bold woodcut technique combined with a vibrant colour scheme. Although she had travelled extensively and lived in both Canada and India, Royds always enjoyed depicting the simple things that she encountered in everyday life, such as her daughter growing up, and flowers in both full-bloom and in their dying days.
Mabel Allington Royds (1874–1941) was born in Bedford. At age 15 she won a scholarship to London’s Royal Academy but opted to study at the Slade. She is famed for her colourful woodcuts of flowers, along with Biblical and Indian scenes, her technique was indebted to Japanese woodcuts.