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Alington in Wiltshire (The First Swallow). 1927. Etching. Garton 2.iv. 6 3/4 x 8 7/8 (sheet 10 1/2 x 13 1/2). Final state published by in an editon of 12 by Garton & Cooke in 1982 (Nicolson published an edition of 40 in 1927). In states iii and iv, the swallow of the title was removed. In iv,the sky was re-etched and the cross-hatching was slightly finer. Signed in pencil. $1,750.
The Gamekeeper's Cottage. 1928. Etching. Garton 8.iv. 6 7/8 x 8 3/4 (sheet 10 3/8 x 13). Final state published in an edition of 12 by Garton & Cooke in 1982 (Nicolson published an edition of 50 in 1929).Signed in pencil. $2,750.
The Old Road: Elegy for the English Elm I. 1976. Etching. Garton 36.iii. 11 7/8 x 9 3/8 (sheet 12 7/8 x 10 1/8). Edition 1,000. As published in 1977 in the deluxe edition of British Etchers, 1850-1940 by Kennerth Guichard. Pristine condition. Signed in pencil. $650.
Wiltshire Roadmaker. 1928. Etching. Garton 6.iii/iv. 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 (sheet 7 3/4 x 10 1/16). Edition 50 published in 1928 by Nicolson (there were 62 state iv proofs published later: 50 in 1974 and 12 in 1984). A rich impression printed on the full sheet of cream laid paper with deckle edges. Signed and annotated '1928' and 'XL' in pencil. $2,750.
According to Garton, "Studies for this print began in 1974 at a time when the Dutch elm disease was considerably advanced. This plate is not only a lament for the English elm, but also a celebration of Traherne's line, 'Everything was at rest, free and immortal.'"
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