Sutherland, Graham (1903-1980), 'The Village', Etching, 1925

'The Village', Etching, 1925

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Signed by the artist in pencil lower right. This is the third and final state of this print which was printed by the artist on thick laid paper and published by the Twenty-One Gallery in 1925.

This was the first of six intensely pastoral works executed between 1925 and 1927. Tassi wrote “In ‘The Village’ we have the full revelation of a new and absolutely original vision which henceforth was to remain the basis for Sutherland’s most characteristic language”.

“This is one of Sutherland’s last pastoral plates. A larger image than usual in that vein, it is interesting because the artist has chosen a vantage point whereby the landscape all but fills the picture area and the vertical elements are composed from the perspective of the subject matter itself. Like ‘Pecken Wood’ the technique recalls Palmer but here the concept of the plate is distinctly of the Twentieth Century” - Raymond Lister Great Images of British Printmaking, 1978.

Image size 17.5 x 22.5 cm
Paper size 21.9 x 27.4 cm
Reference Tassi 20 iii/iii
Collections The Fitzwilliam Museum, MOMA (NY), Art Gallery of New South Wales

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