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Robin Tanner

1904 - 1988

Wren and Primroses by Robin Tanner

Wren and Primroses   1935

  Original etching.
Signed in pencil.
Ref: Garton 19
S 140 x 199 mm; P 94 x 113 mm; I 91 x 110 mm
Original Robin Tanner etching.

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

Wren and Primroses is amongst the best known of Robin Tanner’s meticulous etched works. 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. Tanner 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.

On cream wove paper with margins. Excellent original condition.