Framed (ref: 1700)
Unnumbered proof, probably unique
Woodcut, 5 1/8 x 3 1/2 in. (13 x 9 cm.)
Dorothy Mahoney (née Bishop) entered the RCA School of Design in 1924
with Book Illustration as her principal subject. From 1926-28 she took
lettering and illumination as her principal subject under Edward
Johnston, to whom, during this period, she became student-assistant.
Her subsidiary subjects were wood engraving, pottery, bookbinding and
embroidery. It is likely that this rare un- numbered wood engraving
dates to this period.
In 1929 she was appointed Deputy Assistant to Edward Johnston, giving lectures, demonstrations, and classes in his absence.
The composition is reminiscent of Ravilious' Shadow of small plane falling on the world