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Robin Tanner

  1904 - 1988
 
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Homealong

Homealong   1926

Original etching.

Extremely rare unpublished early etching by Tanner.
Superb trial proof impression.

£1,500



White Violets sold

White Violets   1973

Original etching.

Excellent impression with strong, crisp etched line. From the only edition of 150 signed proofs, printed by Robin Tanner himself and published by the Print Collectors’ Club in 1973.

SOLD



The Old Road: Elegy for the English Elm I

The Old Road: Elegy for the English Elm I   1976

Original etching.

Very good impression with strong, dark line. Signed by the artist in pencil; from the edition issued in 1977.

£495



Christmas Card for 1930 sold

Christmas Card for 1930  

Original etching.

Very rare signed proof impression of this scarce etching by Robin Tanner.
Printed on a large, untrimmed sheet of cream wove paper. Prior to the sole edition which Robin Tanner printed on firm folded paper which was used as Christmas cards by Robin and Heather Tanner.

SOLD



Wren and Primroses sold

Wren and Primroses   1935

Original etching.

Very good impression, signed by the artist in pencil; from the edition issued in 1977.

SOLD



Full Moon sold

Full Moon   1973

Original etching.

Very good, strong impression with excellent contrast. Signed by the artist in pencil; from the edition issued in 1977.

SOLD



Wiltshire Roadmaker sold

Wiltshire Roadmaker   1928/1974

Original etching.

Excellent, strong impression from the first edition to be published of the completed plate.

SOLD



The Gamekeeper’s Cottage sold

The Gamekeeper’s Cottage   1928

Original etching.

Exceptionally strong trial proof impression printed by the artist himself, prior to the edition of 50 impressions printed in 1929.

SOLD



The Wicket Gate sold

The Wicket Gate   1978

Original etching.

Superb proof impression with outstanding tonal range, from the first edition of 49 signed and numbered proofs.

SOLD

 

Robin Tanner was the last of the generation of English etchers to continue the traditions of Samuel Palmer, Graham Sutherland and F.L.M. Griggs. He celebrated the beauty of the English countryside and its rustic settings in an idyllic pastoral manner unique in his time. His is the supremely crafted plate, developed through elaborate care and attention, and worked with a dense web of etched lines through which the light of the paper is allowed to sparkle. The density of this etched web is used to control the varying tones and create the final image. [more]