JOHN D. BATTEN (English / 1860-1932)

John Dickinson Batten was born in Plymouth. He studied at the Slade under Alphonse Legros. He is known for paintings in oil and watercolour, for murals, and also for his book illustrations, notably his spry drawings for English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs. As a printmaker, John D. Batten studied the Japanese woodcut techniques. His Eve and the Serpent, printed from 7 separate blocks, was declared by The Studio to be "the first entirely successful print of this character produced in England". The edition of this engraving published by The Studio was not printed directly from the blocks, but is a colour lithograph after the original.

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Selected prints by JOHN D. BATTEN

Eve and the serpent, 1896
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