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Title

The village

1925


Artist

Graham Sutherland

England

24 Aug 1903 - 17 Feb 1980


About

Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) was one of the leading British etchers of the pre-1930s period. From 1921-1926 he studied at Goldsmith's College School of Art, specialising in etching. In 1925 he met F.L Griggs, whose work he had long admired. Griggs became both an important teacher to the young artist and an influence on his work.

This impression of 'The Village' was printed by F.L. Griggs at Dover's House during Sutherland's visit there in November 1926.

The rolling, tilled fields, leading to a far-off village seem to pulsate with inner-life. The whiteness of the paper is almost completely obscured by the dense covering of the entire plate with thousands and thousands of tiny black lines. The landscape is based on the countryside around Cudham in Kent.


Details


Date

1925


Media category

Print


Materials used

etching


Edition

iii of 3 states


Dimensions

17.6 x 22.8 cm platemark; 22.0 x 28.3 cm sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed l.r. sheet, pencil "Graham Sutherland" and l.l. image, [incised plate] "GRAHAM SUTHERLAND...". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

364.2001


Artist information

Graham Sutherland

Works in the collection

8


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Ronald Alley, Graham Sutherland, London, 1982, 58 (illus.). cat.no. 4

Roger Berthoud, Graham Sutherland: a biography, 'Student and etcher, 1921-7', pg.43-59, London, 1982, 53, 54, (illus.). plate 20

Felix H Man, Graham Sutherland: das graphische werk 1922-1970, 1970, (illus.). cat.no. 23

Peter Raissis, Whistler to Freud: etchings in Great Britain, Sydney, 2001, (illus.). cat.no. 79

Roberto Tassi (Compilator), Graham Sutherland: complete graphic work, Introduction, pg.7-40, Barcelona, 1988, 19, (illus.). cat.no. 20