In Full Cry
Sybil Andrews Canadian, born England
Not on view
While Andrews made many images of the city, she, like other Grosvenor School artists, also created numerous prints of athletic events and other physically challenging endeavors in rural environments, with a particular focus on equestrian activities such as steeplechases and hunts. Andrews reinvented this traditional genre by applying a machinelike aesthetic to it (perhaps inspired by her work as a welder in an airplane factory during World War I), thus enabling her to convey the same sense of motion and power found in her other works. The velocity and potential for danger that she captures with motorbikes in Speedway (1934), for instance, are also present here, in a work depicting riders mounted on horses in mid-jump, following hunting dogs likely in pursuit of a fox. This linocut, titled In Full Cry, is part of a group that was recently acquired from Leslie and Johanna Garfield.