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Title

The Almonry

1925

Artist

Frederick Landseer Griggs

England

30 Oct 1876 – 07 Jun 1938

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Frederick Landseer Griggs

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Frederick Landseer Griggs is regarded as one of the most technically accomplished etchers of the 20th century. 'The Almonry' is considered the greatest of his small output of 57 plates.

    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 waifs and poor travellers, under freshly fallen snow, is Griggs' most magical evocation of Medieval England.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 5 publications

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