Griggs, F.L. (1876-1938), 'St Botolph's Boston', Etching, 1925

'St Botolph's Boston', Etching, 1925

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Signed by F.L.Griggs in pencil.
 From the edition 15 in this the second state. Printed on a sheet of antique laid paper

Griggs made a series of etchings devoted to some of the larger English churches, chiefly their towers. 'St Botolph’s Boston' is regarded as the most important as well as being in some respects the most beautiful.  

‘The Benedictine traditions of the town, which appears to have grown up about a monastery founded, according to Saxon Chronicle, in 654 by St Botolph, no doubt partly prompted the artist’s inscription: "To his dear dear friend Gregory Ould, Monk of the Order of St Benedict, in whose music the church rejoices, also to St Botolph, illustrious Abbot of the same Order, and of the great and goodly church here depicted the Heavenly Patron, this work is dedicated by the artist with grateful heart". - Comstock

Illustrated as the frontispiece to the book 'A Gothic Vision F.L. Griggs and his Work', 1966, by Francis Comstock


Image Size/Plate Size 26.7 x 18.5 cm
Paper Size 35.3 x 22 cm
Reference Comstock 32, State ii/v