Piper, John: Lower Brockhampton


A magical screenprint which demonstrates John Piper’s absolute mastery of the technique of screenprinting, combining a wonderful depth of colour with superb composition, it has the quality of an ancient stained glass window.

This is a very rare and immaculate ‘Special Deluxe Edition’, limited edition screenprint, numbered 6 from only 10 dedication copies of the ‘Eightieth Anniversary Portfolio’ published on Piper’s 80th birthday in 1983. These dedication copies were specially printed on hand-made Japanese  paper and, newly framed, we have ‘float-mounted’ the print to emphasise the paper’s unique qualities.

Lower Brockhampton Manor House, near Bromyard in Herefordshire, is a romantic timber-framed house dating back to the late 14th century surrounded by a moat, and entered by a charming timber-framed gatehouse built between 1530 and 1540.

Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992)

Title and date: Lower Brockhampton, 1983, (Levinson 361)

Size: 45.7 x 66.8 cms.

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Artist description: Born in Epsom, John Egerton Christmas Piper studied at Richmond School of Art and the Royal College of Art from 1926-8. In the mid 1930a, after a visit to Paris, he turned to abstraction. He became a member of the London Group in 1933 and the ‘Seven and Five’ group in 1934-5. During this period he became friends with Oliver Simon of the Curwen Press and his interest in lithography and print making grew. During the Second World War, Piper was appointed as an official war artist recording the effects of the blitz on Britain’s buildings. After the war, he became a Trustee of the Tate and National Galleries and in 1959 he became a member of the Royal Fine Art Commission. Piper is best known for his extensive studies of British architecture and landscape in oil, watercolour and print, and for his photography, stained glass, ceramics, fabric design, murals, stage sets and costume design. His work is held in many Museums and Galleries.