Seller: johns-auction (889) 100%, Location: Preston, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 322383592710 BERYL COOK, ORIGINAL PENCIL SIGNED LIMITED EDITION FINE ART PRINT 'HEN NIGHT'. Welcome & Seasons Greetings!From John's Art Antiques & Collectables Description: Open to offer is a original Beryl Cook modern fine art lithographic print titled, "Hen Night". Published in 1988 by Alexander Gallery Publications Ltd, Bristol, England. The print is pencil signed lower right, "Beryl Cook", with embossed Fine Art Trade Guild stamp lower left, and embossed letters indicated this is number 124 from an edition of 850. The print image measures 15" by 18.5" inches, and is double mounted and housed behind glass in a decorative gilt and dark blue marble effect frame measuring 25" by 30" inches. "This is something we saw quite often – a bride-to-be being escorted from pub to pub by her friends, pausing for a drink in each. The friends make the bride a hat (in this case a large cardboard box covered in silver paper and saucy decorations), and there is much singing and hooting as they go through the streets. I am interested in these customs and learned that a bride getting married for the second time will also have a hat, but a much smaller one and more subdued. " - Hen Night - Beryl Cook. There is a condition report below. Higher resolution images are hosted in a gallery by Google at this link. The print will be packed safely in a custom made plywood box. Buy Now for £499, or Make Your Best Offer for this print before it sells to someone else. I do accept offers! For many other original paintings, drawings and prints available for sale. Please visit my eBay Shop: Fine Art Antiques And Collectables. SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! Please visit my Special Offers page for a selection of Special Offers, Savings and Combined Discounts, available on my other items. Applies worldwide to all "Buy it now" purchases made through eBay.co.uk. Artist: Beryl Cook, OBE (10 September 1926 – 28 May 2008) was an English artist best known for her original and instantly recognisable paintings. Often comical, her works pictured people whom she encountered in everyday life, including people enjoying themselves in pubs, girls shopping or out on a hen night, drag queen shows or a family picnicking by the seaside or abroad. She had no formal training and did not take up painting until her thirties. She was a shy and private person, and in her art often depicted the flamboyant and extrovert characters she would like to be. Cook admired the work of the English visionary artist Stanley Spencer, his influence evident in her compositions and bold bulky figures. Another influence was Edward Burra, who painted sleazy cafes, nightclubs, gay bars, sailors and prostitutes, although, unlike Burra, she did not paint the sinister aspects of scenes. She had an almost photographic memory. Although widely popular and recognized as one of the most well-known contemporary British artists, Cook never enjoyed acceptance by the art establishment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beryl_Cook Signed: Signed lower right, "Beryl Cook", with embossed Fine Art Trade Guild stamp lower left, and embossed letters indicated this is number 124 from an edition of 850. Size: Image excluding boarders are 15" by 18.5" inches. Frame: Yes, double mounted and housed behind glass in a decorative gilt and dark blue marble effect frame measuring 25" by 30" inches. Condition: There print is in an excellent clean condition. The frame has a several marks and dents. The photographs form part of the description, please study all the images to fully satisfy yourself as to the condition. Price: Buy Now for £499 or Make Your Best Offer. Postage: UK = £ree, European Union (Excluding Special Territories) = £25, USA and Canada = £50. Rest of the world £95 (maximum), if after packing and weighing the shipping calculation is cheaper, I will refund any difference. Postage by DHL, UPS, Fedex or Parcelforce. The painting will be packed securely in a custom made plywood box. Payment: By PayPal, Cheque, Postal Order. I also accept Instant Bank Transfer for any purchase, if you wish to pay this way please enquire for the details following your purchase. Questions: If you have any questions about this listing, please use the 'Ask A Question' link at the bottom of this page. Or phone +44 (0)7478949783. Thank You For Looking! Condition: There print is in an excellent clean condition. The frame has a several marks and dents. The photographs form part of the description, please study all the images to fully satisfy yourself as to the condition., Self-Representing Artist?: No, Original/ Repro: Original, Signed?: Signed, Type: Modern - Limited Edition, Medium: Lithograph, Subject: People & Portraits, Style: Impressionist, Brand: Beryl Cook Artist, MPN: Beryl Cook Limited Edition Print "Hen Night".