The etching is printed on thick handmade wove paper and is signed and numbered 75 of an edition of 250 copies, in pencil by the artist. The sheet is in good condition.
Plate size 280 x 350mm (11 x 14inches)
Sheet size 520 x 570mm (20.5 x 22 inches)
Reference: Herdman 7204; Reynolds 252, Vendanges Avec Jeunes Paysannes or Grapes Harvest With Girls Resting. Etched in 1972. Herdman states that ‘Numbered edition of 250 sold to Observer Prints,London. Also 7 Artist’s Proofs.Plate cancelled ? ‘
Anthony Gross had a close affinity to France. In 1926 he settled in France, where he created a number of animated films between 1931 and 1939; in 1936 the first of many books illustrated by him was published, an edition of Jean Cocteau’s Les Enfants terribles. His oil paintings of this period are largely affectionate depictions of French and English life and leisure. Gross returned to England in 1939 and from 1941 to 1946 served as an Official War Artist. After World War II he divided his time between France and England.