Graham Sutherland ‘Clegyr-Boia (Landscape in Wales)’



Graham Sutherland etching which is unsigned. The etching is printed on wove paper by Walsch, London. As published in the  Signature  no. 9  in July 1938.  The etching and paper is not so yellow looking as the image, in good condition.

Image size 198 x 15 mm (7.8 x 5.8 inches)
Sheet size 245 x 180 mm (9.5 x 7 inches)


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Reference:  Tassi 33,Man 37.

This extraordinary, brooding etching of a Welsh landscape was created in 1936 and published in Signature 9 in July 1938. It was this work, with its obvious debt to Samuel Palmer and Edward Calvert, and its anxious overtones of threat and destruction, that set the template for the entire Neo-Romantic movement. This is one of Sutherland’s rarest and most important prints, in lovely condition. There is a copy in the Tate Gallery. According to Carey & Griffiths, Avant-Garde British Printmaking, the obliterated word on the plate is “herons”, the title having been originally intended to be Herons Ghyll.

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