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Raymond McGrath

(Australia, Ireland 07 Mar 1903 – 23 Dec 1977)

Title
Towers of San Gimignano
Year
1928
Media category
Print
Materials used
wood engraving, printed in black ink on Abbey Mills paper
Edition
10/30
Dimensions

3.4 x 3.4 cm blockmark (irreg.); 28.8 x 22.1 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., pen and black ink "Raymond McGrath, 28."
Credit
Gift of Lynne Frolich 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Accession number
326.2010
Location
Not on display
Further information

During his time at Cambridge, McGrath's visits to Italy and Spain provided fresh inspiration. This engraving was published as a 'decoration' for his poem 'The fair lady of San Gimignano' under the Spanish spelling of his name 'Ramon Majraz’.

Bibliography (3)

Roger Arthur Butler, Raymond McGrath prints: the catalogue, Armadale, 1979, (illus.). cat.no. 62

Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees in Europe, ‘The drawings: 1953’, pp 20-48, Sydney, 2002, 44 (illus.).

Editor Unknown, Lady Clare magazine [Easter term], Cambridge, 1928, 108 (illus.). Illustration for 'The fair lady of San Gimignano' by Ramon Majraz [Raymond McGrath]