Graham Sutherland etching signed and numbered in pencil, from the edition of 60, Published by Twenty-One Gallery,London, 1929/30. Printed on thin antique laid paper, it is a very good strong impression with plenty of margins on all sides of the plate. There is overall even paper toning with one small spot on verso. I suspect it has been cleaned recently as there are very faint traces of a mount mark, else fine.
Plate/image size 118mm x 163mm (4.5 x 6.25 inches)
Reference: Tassi 29; Man 32; Cooke 34.
‘Most impressions of this print are inscribed ‘Landscape’, in another hand. This was the title used when the impression was hung at the Royal Academy in 1930 (1119), the last year he showed there. however Man nor Tassi mention this earlier title. This is the first pure landscape in Sutherland’s sequence of etchings: neither buildings nor humanity intrude.’ The Fine Art Society ‘Samuael Palmer His friends and Followers.’ 2012
Provenance: Private Collection, France; Galerie Michelle Champetier, Cannes; Stephen Laird. This actual print was featured in the show of Samuel Palmer and Palmer-influenced (mainly Goldsmith’s students’) early etchings at Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood, Kent, in summer 2014.