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Mabel Allington Royds [1874-1941]

[From the Community Collection, a public trust in Agincourt, Iowa]

ROYDS, Mabel Allington (1874-1941)

“Christ in the Carpenter’s Shop”


woodcut on paper / 9 inches by 7 inches

British printmaker Mabel Royds received a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy in London but chose instead to study at the Slade School. Later in Paris she studied with Walter Sickert. She taught for several years in Toronto, but eventually settled in Edinburgh, where she worked under the tutelage of Frank Morley Fletcher (who is also represented in the Community Collection). Under Fletcher, Royds learned the traditional Japanese ukiyo-e printmaking process, which is reflected in the majority of her work.

“Christ in the Carpenter’s Shop” is on loan from the collection of Saint Joseph-the-Carpenter Episcopal Church, where it sometimes hangs in the chancel near the tabernacle.

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