The Baptism / Clare Leighton

wood engraving 1952

wood engraving 1952

This is a quote from Clare Leighton. ” Standing on the bank, in the heat of an August midday Sunday, I managed to scrawl a few lines with my lipstick on the back of an old scrap of paper in my handbag. But these were enough to carry me through the many weeks and months before the print was engraved.”

She was commissioned to produce 24 illustrations for Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore.

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