George Worsley Adamson
 
1913–2005

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Etchings and Engravings by George Adamson, RE, published and unpublished
 Title/descriptionExhibited/publishedDateSizeNature
The Cellar unpublished 1930 6 x 4 1/2" wood engraving
Woman in Apron unpublished 1932 4 ¾ x 3 3/16" dry-point etching
Adam unpublished 1933 8 1/8 x 3 3/16" mezzotint
Looking towards Snowdon unpublished 1933 3 7/16 x 5" dry-point etching
Durham Cathedral published ? Walker Gallery, Liverpool 1936 11 3/16 x 14 3/16" aquatint
Theatre (chorus scene from Mother Goose pantomime) exhibited at Royal Academy, 1937 (1151)
unpublished
1936 8 7/8 x 11 7/8" etching and aquatint
Wine Steward
(at the Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool)
published, Market Print Gallery, Exeter, exh. cat. George Adamson: etchings; Arthur Homeshaw: linocuts, September 1978;
RE Printmakers’ Directory, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, February 2006
1937 12 5/16 x 9" soft-ground etching and aquatint; also preliminary sketches
The Savoy, Wigan
(a Wigan fish and chip shop)
published Wigan Observer, March 15th, 2005, p. 27 1937 19 x 13 7/8" soft-ground etching
A Journey [line of colliery trucks] (boy and others in coalmine) (also known as ‘Mine-workers’) exhibited at Royal Academy, 1948 (1104)
exhibited Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1981;
published ?Walker Gallery, Liverpool
1938 8 1/8 x 12 1/2" etching, soft ground etching and aquatint
Wigan Fair exhibited at Royal Academy, 1939 (969)
unpublished
1938 11 ¾ x 14 1/2" dry-point: also preliminary pencil drawing
Death of Abel
unpublished
1939 12 5/8 x 11 1/2" etching and dry-point
Whit Monday, St. Mary’s, Wigan exhibited at Royal Academy, 1948 (1083);
exhibited at Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1981;
Victoria and Albert Museum, 2012; unpublished
1947 (earlier state c. 1939) 15 7/8 x 11 3/8 " dry point
Portuguese Clowns (first sketched in Portugal whilst avoiding Spain at the outbreak of the Civil War) published, Market Print Gallery, Exeter, exh. cat. George Adamson: etchings; Arthur Homeshaw: linocuts, September 1978 1936 8 3/8 x 6 5/8" aquatint and soft-ground etching
Spanish Peasant Dancers unpublished 1946 8 7/16 x 5 15/16" soft-ground etching
Hen Country Fair  (1952 & 1960) 1947 4 x 3 ½" wood engraving
Chudleigh Rock unpublished 1948 10 3/8 x 12 5/8" dry-point etching
Peter’s High Chair unpublished 1949? 3 1/2 x 2 5/8" wood engraving
Peter One Morning (a portrait of his son at 2 years old) Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1982; unpublished 1950 10 x 11 ¾" mezzotint and dry-point etching
Killerton from the North unpublished 1979 12 x 15" etching, soft-ground etching and aquatint
John Ogdon at the Piano
(John Ogdon playing at the Great Hall, University of Exeter, Friday, November 9th, 1979)
record sleeve cover of William Alwyn: Fantasy - Waltzes, 12 Preludes
John Ogdon, piano
(Chandos Records ABRD 1125 in 1985, also Chandos CD cover: CHAN 8399);
exhibited Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers,1981
1979 7 5/8 x 10 1/2" aquatint
Filming ‘The Onedin Line’, Exeter exhibited Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1981; exhibited Rennes, 1982, unpublished 1980 12 x 17 1/4" etching and drypoint
St. Andrews Cathedral exhibited Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1981; unpublished 1980 13 3/8 x 10 5/8" drypoint, signed and dated 80
Peacocks (two peacocks at Killerton Gardens) exhibited Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1982; unpublished 1980 5 1/8 x 15 1/8" dry-point and aquatint
Caerphilly Castle exhibited Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1982; unpublished 1981 8 7/8 x 13 1/2" dry-point, signed in reverse
Peacock in the Wind exhibited Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1982; unpublished 1981/2 8 7/8 x 13 3/8" soft-ground etching
Patricia Beer ( the poet and writer) exhibited Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1982; unpublished 1982 10 3/4 x 5 3/4" dry-point
The Gascoigne Girls exhibited Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, 1983;
The Journal of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers & Engravers, no. 6, 1984, p. 18
1982 10 11/16 x 14 1/2" drypoint
Self-Portrait (a portrait of the artist in his garden) published The Independent, March 16th, 2005, p. 33 1986 13 9/16 x 8 7/8" soft-ground etching, signed and dated 86
Peg unpublished 1986 12 11/16 x 7 5/8" soft-ground etching

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