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Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs

  1876 - 1938
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Palace Court

Palace Court   1933

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression. One of about 75 proof impressions printed in the completed state of the plate.


Memory of Clavering sold

Memory of Clavering   1934

Original etching.

Signed proof in the third state of the plate – this is widely regarded as by far the most desirable state of this etching.


Launds sold

Launds   1928

Original etching with additional pencil working.

Unique touched proof impression with pencil alterations, inscribed by F.L. Griggs “Touched on lefthand trees” and with pecil arrows in the margins indicating the areas of additional touched work.


Fotheringhay sold

Fotheringhay   1932

Original etching.

Presentation proof in the rare first state of the plate.
Inscribed by F.L.M.Griggs “To Lily – June 1935 from Nina & Maur”
numbered “2” (encircled) and signed “F.L.Griggs” in pencil, verso.



One of the towering figures of British 20th-century etching, the deeply religious Frederick Griggs achieved through his etchings a truly poetic vision of architecture in all its silent, spiritual beauty. Unlike any other etcher he created the perfect monastic landscape in an ideal vision of an earlier and better England. F.L.Griggs’s etchings are the product of meticulous workmanship and scrupulous printing, the quality of which has rarely been equalled.