Towers of San Gimignano
07 Mar 1903 - 23 Dec 1977
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’.
wood engraving, printed in black ink on Abbey Mills paper
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."
Gift of Lynne Frolich 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.
Not on display
Referenced in 3 publications
Hendrik Kolenberg, Lloyd Rees in Europe, ‘The drawings: 1953’, pp 20-48, Sydney, 2002, 44 (illus.).
Lady Clare magazine [Easter term], Cambridge, 1928, 108 (illus.). Illustration for 'The fair lady of San Gimignano' by Ramon Majraz [Raymond McGrath]
Raymond McGrath prints: the catalogue, Armadale, 1979, (illus.). cat.no. 62