Signed in pencil 'F.L. Griggs', lower right. Bearing the Dover’s House stamp on verso. Inscribed by Griggs ‘Very Good’ bottom right.. From the edition of 50 in this the fifth state. Printed on laid paper
An imaginary medieval abbey. The plate was the first to be entirely printed on the artist’s newly set-up press in his house in Campden. Dedicated to the memory of the bells of Croyland Abbey, which, with its bells, was destroyed in 1091.
Had Griggs never etched another plate his reputation would rest securely upon 'Anglia Perdita'.