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Original Colour Print Magazine 1924

In June 1924 The Original Colour Print Magazine was first issued as the organ of the Original Colour Print Society. Supported by 200+ members and printmaker William Giles talented (and monied) wife, Ada Shrimpton Giles, the magazine offered informative and instructional articles by a wide variety of authors. Frank Morley Fletcher, who founded the art in England, fittingly wrote the first article, "The Woodblock Colour Print, A Democratic Art", but others included Yoshiro Urushibara, Walter J. Phillips, George Viner and Giles himself. Each issue included several original prints which are often missing from the magazine, but can be found on the open print market for inflated prices. Five hundred numbered copies were issued of each magazine in 1924, 1925, ending in 1926. The last issue was dedicated to Ada Giles who also left a large bequest to the Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum, and to the Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, at the Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Taken on November 3, 2010