Sir William Nicholson 1872-1949

 

 

William Newzam Prior Nicholson was born 5 February 1872 at Newark-on-Trent. Educated at Magnus School, Newark, where he was taught drawing by William Cubley a pupil of Sir William Beechey. Studied at Hubert Herkomer's School at Bushey 1888–9, meeting James Pryde, and at the Académie Julian in Paris 1889–90. In 1893 he married Pryde's sister Mabel, also a painter With James Pryde designed posters under the name of ‘J. & W. Beggarstaff’ 1893- 1899;

 

Nicholson soon turned to the woodcut. A collaboration with publisher William Heinemann was to prove the turning point in Nicholson’s career as a printmaker and key series of Woodcuts including An Alphabet 1898, An Almanac of Twelve Sports 1897 London Types 1898, and Twelve Portraits 1899/1902.

 

 

Designed sets for Peter Pan 1904 and for other plays. Foundation member of the Society of Twelve 1904. Exhibited at the International Society from 1898, member 1906; foundation member of the National Portrait Society 1911. First one-man exhibition at the Paterson Gallery 1906. Retrospective exhibitions at Nottingham and the Beaux Arts Gallery 1933, Belfast 1934, and the National Gallery 1942. Trustee of the Tate Gallery 1934–9. Knighted 1936. Died 16 May 1949 at Blewbury, Berkshire.

Father of Ben Nicholson

 

William Nicholson

LITHOGRAPHS after the Woodcut

for Sale £200 Mounted

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B is for Beggar

B is for Beggar

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898 A portrait of James Pryde

C is for Countess

C is for Countess

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

D is for Dandy

D is for Dandy

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

G is for Gentleman

G is for Gentleman

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898 SOLD

F is for Flower Girl

F is for Flower Girl

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

E is for Earl

E is for Earl

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

I is for Idiot

I is for Idiot

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898 SOLD

H is for Huntsman

H is for Huntsman

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

J is for Jockey

J is for Jockey

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898 SOLD

K is for Keeper

K is for Keeper

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898 SOLD

L is for Lady

L is for Lady

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898 SOLD

M is forMilkmaid

M is forMilkmaid

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

P is for Publican

P is for Publican

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

R is for Robber

R is for Robber

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898 SOLD

O is for Ostler

O is for Ostler

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

S is for Sportsman

S is for Sportsman

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

N is for  Nobleman.

N is for Nobleman.

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

T is for Trumpeter

T is for Trumpeter

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

Q is for Quaker

Q is for Quaker

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

U is for Urchin

U is for Urchin

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

V is for Villain

V is for Villain

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

W is for Waitress

W is for Waitress

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

Y is for Yokel

Y is for Yokel

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

X is for Xylographer.jpg

X is for Xylographer.jpg

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

and Z for Zoologist

and Z for Zoologist

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898

January Hunting

January Hunting

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 " Ceres it is a noble sport And men have quitted sell and swum for't But I am of a maker sort And I prefer Surtees in comfort Reach down my Handley Cross again My run,where never danger urges,is With Jorrocks and his deathless train Pigg, Binjamin and Arterxerces!" SOLD

February Coursing

February Coursing

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 "Most men harry the world for fun- Each man seeks it a different way But of all daft devils under the sun A greyhounds the daftest said Jorrocks J"

March, Racing

March, Racing

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 The horse is ridden-the jockey rides- The backers back-the owners own But…there are lots of things besides, And I should leave this play alone"

April Boating

April Boating

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 " The Pope of Rome he could not win From pleasant meat and pleasant sin Those who,In honour's hope,endure Lean days and lives enforced pure, Those who,replying not, submit Unto the curses of the Pit Which he that rides (O Greatest Shame!) Flings forth by number not by name… Could triple Crown or Jesuits oath Do what yon shuffle-stocking doth!" SOLD

May Fishing

May Fishing

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 Behold a parable! A fished for B C took her bait;her heart was set on D Thank Heaven, who cooled your blood and cramped your wishes, Men not Gods torment you, little fishes" SOLD

June Cricket

June Cricket

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 "Thank God who made the British Isles And taught how to play I do not worship crocodiles Or bow the knee today! Give me a willow wand and I With hide and cork and twine, From century to century Will gambol round my Shrine."

July Archery

July Archery

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 "The Child of the Nineties considers with laughter The maid whom his Sire in the Sixties ran after While careering himself in pursuit of a girl whom The twenties will dub a last century heir-loom" SOLD

August Coaching

August Coaching

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 "The Pious Horse to church may trot A maid may work a man's salvation. Four horses and a girl are not However aids to reformation"

September Shooting

September Shooting

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 "Peace upon earth,Goodwill to men! So greet we Christmas Day Oh Christian load your gun and then, O Christian, out and slay!" SOLD

October Golf

October Golf

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 " Why Golf is Art and Art is Golf we have not far to seek- So much depends upon the lie, so much upon the clock."

November,Boxing

November,Boxing

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 " Read here the Moral roundly writ For him that into battle goes- Each sol that,hitting hard and hit, Encounters gross or ghostly foes: Prince,blown by many overthrows Half blind with shame,half choked with dirt Man cannot tell but Allah knows How much the other side was hurt!"

December Skating

December Skating

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 "Over the ice she flies Perfect and poised and fair- Stars in my true love's eyes teach me to do and to dare! Now will I fly as she flies… Woe for the stars that misled! Stars that I saw in her eyes Now do I see in my head!"

Coster Girl

Coster Girl

Lithograph after the Woodcut From London Types £250

Guardsman , The Horse Guards

Guardsman , The Horse Guards

Lithograph after the Woodcut from London Types 1899 £250.00

Policeman (Constitution Hill)

Policeman (Constitution Hill)

Lithograph after the woodcut from London Types

Bluecoat Boy, Newgate St.

Bluecoat Boy, Newgate St.

Hawker (Kensington)

Hawker (Kensington)

Lithograph after the woodcut from London Types

Lord Roberts

Lord Roberts

Lithograph after the Woodcut from Twelve Portraits -the First series

President Roosevelt

President Roosevelt

Lithograph after the Woodcut from Twelve Portraits the First Series

Cecil Rhodes

Cecil Rhodes

Lithograph after the woodcut FromTwelve Portraits-the First Series 1899

BISMARK

BISMARK

Lithograph after the Woodcut from Twelve Portraits-the First Series

A was an Artist

A was an Artist

Lithograph after the woodcut from an Alphabet 1898 SOLD

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November,Boxing

Lithograph after the Woodcut from An Almanack of Twelve Sports 1898 " Read here the Moral roundly writ For him that into battle goes- Each sol that,hitting hard and hit, Encounters gross or ghostly foes: Prince,blown by many overthrows Half blind with shame,half choked with dirt Man cannot tell but Allah knows How much the other side was hurt!"