Gentleman, David: Saxted Windmill – SOLD


The most attractive, sought after and hardest to find of four wind and water mills drawn by David Gentleman for the Curwen Press series ‘British Historic Buildings’. This lithographic print was issued in a limited edition, it was signed in the plate and titled ‘Saxted Mill’ rather than ‘Saxtead Mill’, framed.

Dating from the late 18th century, Saxtead Green Post Mill near Framlingham is a corn mill whose whole body revolves on its base and is one of many built in Suffolk from the late 13th century. Though milling ceased in 1947, it is still in working order and is now a listed building.

More images can be provided on request.#

We also have available ‘Woodbridge Tide Mill’ from the same series:

Artist: David Gentleman, (born 1930)

Title and date: Saxted (Saxtead) Windmill, 1966

Size: 30.0 x 43.0 cms.

Out of stock


Artist description:

David William Gentleman (born 1930)

An illustrator, designer and engraver who was born in Brentford. He studied first at St. Alban’s School of Art between 1947 and 1948 and attended the Royal College of Art from 1950 where he was tutored by some of the finest artists of the time, including John Nash, Edward Bawden and Reynolds Stone. Lithography became his medium of choice and he has since worked on projects as diverse as designs for postage stamps and wine labels to the hundred metre long panels at Charing Cross Station. Other major commissions include work for Shell, Penguin Books and the National Trust. Gentleman has illustrated and written several books including the eponymous David ‘Gentleman’s Britain’ and ‘David Gentleman’s London’. His work is represented in Tate Britain, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.