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Title

The Almonry

1925


Artist

Frederick Landseer Griggs

England

30 Oct 1876 - 07 Jun 1938


About

Griggs worked on the copper plate of 'The Almonry' for many months before it was ready to print, resulting in his most elaborate composition. The aerial perspective - the illusion of a wintry atmosphere, through which we can see the pinnacles and buttresses of the church in the distance - is a marvel of technical achievement. This scene of Gothic buildings, peopled with waits and poor travellers, under freshly fallen snow, is Griggs' most magical evocation of Medieval England.


Details


Date

1925


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

v of 7 states


Dimensions

24.3 x 16.7 cm platemark; 26.5 x 18.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "F.L. Griggs" and l.r., [incised plate] "FLG". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

365.2001


Artist information

Frederick Landseer Griggs

Works in the collection

9


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Francis Adams Comstock, A Gothic vision: F. L. Griggs and his work, IV 'Triumphs 1924-1928', pg. 23-26, Boston, 1966, 23, 154-157, 158 (illus.). no. 34

Campbell Dodgson, The print collector’s quarterly, 'The later etched work of F.L. Griggs, R.A.', London, 1933, 326-328, 329 (illus.).

Jerrold Northrop Moore, F.L. Griggs: The Architecture of Dreams, 'The once and future perfect', pg. 144-183, Oxford, 1999, cover (illus.), 170-172, 173 (illus.), 174-175, 178-179. figure 100

Peter Raissis, Whistler to Freud: Etchings in Great Britain, Sydney, 2001, (illus.). cat.no. 36

Malcolm C Salaman, Modern masters of etching: F.L. Griggs, A.R.A., R.E., 'Introduction', pg.1-10, London, 1926, 6, 10, (illus.). plate XII