Jun 19, 2008

Saracen Heads: Johnie

Saracen Heads: Johnie


Peter Howson

(British, b. 1958)


Support: Arches heavy weight white wove paper

Sheet: 56.6 x 37.8 cm (22 5/16 x 14 7/8 in.); Platemark: 33.3 x 24.9 cm (13 1/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Gift of 15 members of The Print Club of Cleveland's 1997 United Kingdom trip 1997.235

Impression: artist's proof



One of Scotland's most famous contemporary artists, Howson made these etched portraits of people he met at his local pub, the Saracen. They are all strong, realistic renditions of time-worn faces in gritty Glasgow.

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