F.L.Griggs etching titled ‘Laneham’



 F.L.Griggs Etching.

Etching by F.L.Griggs made in 1923, printed on wove paper. Fourth state of four, therefore one of 109 impressions made for the Print Collectors Club. Signed in plate only. The sheet has some light foxing in margins and on verso, otherwise in good condition.

Plate size 131 x 123 mm  (5 3/16  x 4 13/16 inches)

Sheet size 210 x 265


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Reference: Comstock 30:  ‘The plate was etched for and given to the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers for its annual presentation to members of the Print Collectors Club in 1923. Before printing of the final state the plate was steel-faced.’…  ‘The subject, which is the south side of the church of St. Peter, at Laneham-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, a somewhat remote spot  in quiet country by the river, is a detail of simple, dignified, ancient native building, retaining the beauty of masonry when unchanged except by the touch of weather and of time.’

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