Piper, John: Stokesay Castle – SOLD


A vividly colourful screenprint capturing this extraordinary location; a newly framed artist’s proof in superb condition, signed.

Located in Stokesay in Shropshire, Stokesay Castle is one of the finest surviving fortified manor houses in England. It was largely built in its present form in the late 13th century and comprises a walled, moated enclosure, with an entrance way through a 17th-century timber and plaster gatehouse depicted in John Piper’s print. Inside, the courtyard faces a stone hall protected by two stone towers. The castle has changed very little since the 13th century, and is a rare, surviving example of a near complete set of medieval buildings.

More images can be provided on request.

Artist: John Piper (British, 1903-1992)

Title and date: Stokesay Castle, 1981, (Levinson 321)

Size: 54.3 x 76.6 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 1930s, 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.