Outgate Inn, Elver Nets : New Peter Yates Prints

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Outgate Inn, Peter Yates (1959)

'India ink; gouache and watercolour on paper, 1959. This is a study of a Lake District barn - the colours, textures and the materials used in its construction. We have the white of the limestone finish; the black of the local granite and the green of Honister Slate. Anybody who knows the area, its beauty and the buildings which are formed from its materials, will applaud the sympathy with which Yates captures this representative Lake District barn'

Size: 37.0 x 51.0; paper: 48.5 x 61.0cm

Format: Giclée print, Limited Edition (1/750) on 310gms thick, 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed


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Elver Net, Elver Sticks and Haystack Bird, Peter Yates (1976)

Graphite, screen print, letraset film, crayon, watercolour and gouache on paper, 1976. A delightful and evocative study, with associations to aspects of living the rural life generally, but in particular to elver fishing. Elvers are young glassy eels which begin life as larvae and drift from their birthplace in the Sargasso Sea all the way across the Atlantic Ocean to the Bristol Channel and the Severn Estuary. Here they are caught with  elver nets, sticks, and a hurricane lamp, by elvermen, and offered to elver stations for export to Europe and Japan. But these special implements are portrayed with accuracy and charm, and the words ‘Drink Fair Don’t Swear’ is a comment on the culture of the elvermen who fish along the banks of the Severn River. 

Size: 36.5 x 51.0; paper 47.5 x 61.0cm

Format: Giclée print, Limited Edition (1/750) on 310gms thick, 100% cotton rag. Hand-numbered and hand-embossed

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