Tractor in Landscape (School Print)Kenneth Rowntree $312.00
Tractor in Landscape (School Print)Kenneth Rowntree
Original ‘School Print’, Tractor in Landscape, by Kenneth Rowntree, and published by School Prints Ltd, 1945. The design depicts a farmer ploughing a field with a brightly painted Fordson tractor. In the middle distance a woman and child can be seen advancing with a basket. This was one of the most popular School Prints according to contemporary accounts. A higher resolution image file is available for viewing on request.
School Prints Ltd was set up in 1945 by Brenda Rawnley to supply original, high-quality contemporary art to schools. The project commissioned both well-known and emerging artists, with the lithograph printing undertaken by the Baynard Press. Each lithograph had a drawn frame so that the print could be pinned to the wall. In the words of the Victoria & Albert Museum, “the scheme was a unique attempt at giving children access to original works of art in a period of austerity”. More information about School Prints can be found here.