F.L.Griggs signed etching made in 1918. Second state, therefore one of 93 impressions. Inscribed ‘ To M.C.Gere from F.L.Griggs’ in pencil. A fine rich impression printed on laid paper. The sheet has some old light soiling and spotting; a old horizontal crease in top margin, well outside plate mark.
Plate size 125 x 182 (6 7/8 x 6 7/16)
Sheet size 233 x 180mm
Reference: Comstock 23. The plate was not published but was done for presentation to friends on the occasion of peace after the World War 1. The subject is allegorical. The inscription is the first and second antiphons from the First vespers of Christmas in the Roman breviary: The King of Peace, whom the whole world desireth to see, hath shown his greatness: The King of Peace hath shown his Greatness above all the kings of the whole world.’ Comstock