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Phillips, Nicholas

Four details from a suit of armour / Nicholas Phillips.

[London?] : [Nicholas Phillips], [1979]
Physical Description:
5 prints in 1 box : collaged etchings printed on silver leaf ; box 15 x 53 x 4 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2017 27
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Nicholas Phillips
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Copyright Status:
© The Artist
"Set of 4 variously layered and collaged etchings printed on silver leaf. Mounted and cased in buckram box, etched title page to lid ... Edition of 45, however only 8 made. 1979."--Information provided by the artist.
Title from etched "title page" on underside of the lid (not printed on silver leaf). The title page illustration depicts the torso and head of a full suit of armor. The artist's name and numbering are written in graphite.
BAC: British Art Center copy is numbers 4 of 45 (only 8 were made). In original box.
"To construct the images were a fun way to extend the medium of print / etching-indeed etching plays an important part in the history of the decoration of armour. (The design used here is from a 16th cent. German breast plate in the Victoria & Albert Museum). I have always been fond of museums and would often find inspiration for works amongst things from the past.The titles for the 4 images were important."--Information provided by the artist.
Subject Terms:
Armor -- Decoration.
Armor -- Germany -- Pictorial works.
Collages (visual works)
Etchings -- 1979.
Silver leaf.
IIIF Manifest:

  • Title of the four images, from title page: I. Eyes are deep
  • II. Lips are still
  • III. Belly is soft
  • IV. Heart is beating.

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