Graham Sutherland etching printed on antique handmade paper. Signed in pencil by the artist but not numbered. Possibly Sixth state of six, published by Gallery Twenty One although the paper used,antique laid paper, may indicate an earlier state. In good condition.
Image size 12 x 12.5 cm (4.5 x 4.75 inches)
Sheet size: Large margins
Reference: Tassi 19 ,Man 25 Possibly Sixth state of six, published by Gallery Twenty One although the paper used,antique laid paper, may indicate an earlier state. Not a first state. Tassi is not very clear on different states.
‘During the 1920s Sutherland produced a series of prints and drawings directly inspired by the example of Samuel Palmer.’ The ‘present landscape with the same sense of religious ecstasy. In this work the conjunction of the star and a dazzling sun show Sutherland enlarging the idea of simple vision into a visionary act by inviting the viewer to contemplate these heavenly bodies, just as Palmer had done.’ Tate Gallery