Unsigned trial proof on wove paper.
This engraving was produced for Christopher Marlowe's 'Ovid's Elegies', published by Etchells and Macdonald in 1925.
In her book 'British Wood-Engraved Book Illustration 1904-1940', Joanna Selborne writes 'In 'Paradise' a dark, mysterious forest of exotic birds is punctuated by a winding black river on which glide two pure white swans - an unusually two-dimensional work for Nash, revealing a possible cross-influence with his brother. A year earlier Paul engraved 'Hanging Garden' which may well have inspired John's image'.
|Reference||Greenwood, Jeremy, 'The Wood Engravings of John Nash', 1987|