The Farmer’s Year by Clare Leighton

The sequence of wood engravings and accompanying sketches depicting traditional farming in England before the Second World War.

“…no-one in our time has better succeeded in presenting the noble massiveness and breadth of life on the earth on a scale so grand.” Eric Gill

Paperback edition. Published NOVEMBER 2018. Just OUT

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12 in stock (can be backordered)

In the early 1930s, as the world was gripped by the Great Depression, the artist Clare Leighton began work on a sequence of wood engravings depicting traditional farming in England over the course of a year. Already established as one of the most innovative engravers of her time, Leighton was encouraged to write a series of sketched to illustrate each of the twelve engravings. The result was The Farmer’s Year, published in 1933 in Britain and North America, to great acclaim, running to three impressions by early 1934. This was the first book that Leighton wrote, illustrated and designed and remains her most celebrated work, a unique and beautiful record of the toil and triumphs of farm workers before the Second World War and mechanisation changed the countryside for ever.

This is the paperback of our original hardback edition.


Additional information

Weight400 g
Dimensions245 × 15 × 285 mm


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