Two Vintage Large Copper Engraving Plates/Blocks - Lithography
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Two large copper engraving plate/blocks. I believe they are copper plates to reproduce lithographs. I have two of them. They are the same picture of a building in the woods. One has a green hue to it, the other black. I presume that is the remnants of something (the ink?) used in the lithography process? On one of them the signature of the artist is visible. It is Clarence A. Gagnon (1881-1942) who is a contemporary of the Group of Seven and is best known for his rural Quebec landscapes. In the research I have done I think the plates are of the painting First Snow, Baie St. Paul but I am not totally positive. The blocks have a wood base and the copper plate is affixed to the top (similar to the old printer’s blocks). The plates/blocks show some wear and marks throughout. The ends of the blocks are marked “1109-34 R.G. & B. Toronto”. There are paper remnants affixed to the back side of the blocks. Each plate/block measures 14 ½’ X 11 ¼”. Please pm me for additional pictures.