Sandys’ serene image features, like its contemporary, Green Nude
, a nude female form holding a bouquet on her abdomen. The image was created using lithograph printing techniques – where the image is drawn onto a large metal or stone block, using an ink-attracting substance, and then printed onto paper.
Date of work
Original: Lithograph on paper 41.6 x 58.7 cm Tate. Presented by Curwen Studio through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975 © Edwina Sandys
Edwina Sandys (born 1938) is a New York based British artist and sculptor. Sandys’ parents were aristocratic (her father was a Baron and her mother the daughter of Winston Churchill), and was a debutante herself. She had a career as a newspaper columnist and novelist before becoming an artist in 1970. At first a successful painter, she turned her attention to sculpture in the mid-1970s, and has exhibited her work internationally. In 1984 she was awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours for services to British cultural interests in New York.