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Wood Engraving Studio Space

I purchased this engravers bench April 28, 1984, at a flea market at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville (I still have the receipt). It has survived many moves, and has seen many engravings cross it's battered surface - old friend. The framed images above the bench are (starting from lower left and moving clockwise), X for Xylographer, a self portrait by William Nicholson; a chiaroscuro engraving of a colonial inn by Percy Grassby; a portrait of Timothy Cole engraved by his friend John Evans after a painting by Cole's son Alphaeus, framed with a sonnet in tribute to Alexander Drake (the art editor for Century Magazine) upon his retirement in Cole's own hand; and a photographic portrait of Herbert Hatch (one of the brothers who founded Hatch Show Print) and his sister Nettie.

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Taken on April 13, 2009