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Frederick Landseer Griggs, R.A., R.E. 1876-1938.

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St. Mary's, Nottingham. 1928. Etching. Comstock 41.iv. 7 1/2 x 10 3/8 (sheet 12 1/2 x 17 7/8). Edition 76 in this state (total 98 proofs). Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 26 (1939): 266. A fine impression on sturdy cream wove paper. With the DP (Dover House Press) stamp verso and numbered '24' in pencil. Signed in pencil. $2,000.

According to Comstock "The plate is, of course, the artist's expression of grief over the terrible losses suffered by Cistercian monasteries at the time of the Dissolution, when the Order was suppressed and many of its building burned. Here we see the church roofless and the monastic buildings put to other uses." (pp. 193-94).

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