Artichoke by Mabel Royds greeting card

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16.5 x 14 cm

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Single greeting card featuring Artichoke by Mabel Royds from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland.

Produced by Portfolio, the card comes with envelope, and it is blank inside so you can add your own message. Printed in the United Kingdom on chlorine free, FSC accredited environmentally friendly board.

Between 1933 and 1938, Royds made a series of flower prints. Artichoke is an example of her bold woodcut technique combined with a vibrant colour scheme - the softness of the feathery purple flower contrasting with the hard lines of the thorny green leaves and stem. Although Royds travelled extensively, she always enjoyed depicting the simple things that she encountered in everyday life.

Mabel Royds (1874 - 1941) was born in Bedford, England in 1874. At the age of fifteen Royds won a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy in London. However, she had her heart set on studying at the Slade School. After her time at the Slade, Royds moved to Paris and worked with the English painter, Walter Sickert, before travelling to Canada and teaching in Toronto. In 1911 she returned to the UK and began teaching at Edinburgh College of Art, working alongside SJ Peploe. Royds is best known for her colourful woodcuts of flowers, along with Biblical and Indian scenes. Her technique was indebted to Japanese woodcuts.