Walter J. Phillips (1884-1963)
The Dock, 1922
colour woodcut on paper (edition: 100)
18.2 x 27.2 cm

In Wet Paint, Phillips' unpublished manuscript on watercolour painting, this print was used as an illustration of a lineal composition. To the two miniature wharves and the row-boat, in themselves an unsatisfactory pictorial arrangement, Phillips added the tree and the figure of the boy at its base to provide a point of interest. "A dominant line movement radiates from the figure and a degree of balance is established by the verticality of the planks on the left."