Provenance: Professor Paul AtkinsonLiterature: Cliffe, H. (1967). Lithography. New York, N.Y: Watson-Guptill, p.72. Henry Cliffe was born in Scarborough, Yorkshire. After serving in the Second World War, Cliffe studied painting and lithography at Bath Academy of Art, where he later taught between 1950 and 1981. Cliffe enjoyed a long career, exhibiting regularly in London and across Britain, as well as internationally alongside many iconic British artists of the twentieth century including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, and Ben Nicholson.