Inscribed '1st proof' by the artist in pencil below the image. Around the central image are four variations of the female figure seen in the upper right corner. Early proof before the edition of 25.
This print is plate four of seven designed by Paul Nash for the book 'Places' published by William Heinemann Ltd in 1922.
The pond in this image is in Wittersham, "Wittersham is a village two miles north of Oxenbridge, but there appear to be no other works by Nash associated with it. Causey notes that a drawing 'The Lake, Black Park, a Romantic Drawing', 1920 (Causey 305, pl. 438, p. 374) has affinities with this engraving principally because of two figures on a sloping path in the top right-hand corner" - quotation Greenwood
The block from which this was printed is now cancelled and in the collection of the V & A.