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Frederick Landseer Griggs, R.A., R.E.
Netherton Chapel

1935

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Netherton Chapel. 1935. Etching. Comstock 53.v. 5 11/16 x 4 3/8 (sheet 8 15/16 x 6 1/2). Edition 85 in this state (total edition 88-89). Illustrated Fine Prints of the Year, 1936; Print Collector's Quarterly 26 (1939): 286. A fine impression on white laid paper with a partial crown watermark. Signed in pencil. Housed in a striking 11 1/2 x 10 7/8 wood and champagne gold frame. According to Comstock "The subject is a small memorial chapel, now much more ruinous than the etching shows, near Bredon Hill in Worcestershire. The quiet simplicity of the little scene bespeaks a love of the countryside, with its countless and often unnoticed small churches and chapels such as this, so appealing in their peaceful settings" (p. 228). Griggs was born in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, in 1876. He studied at the Slade School of Art and worked for two years 1896-8 in the architectural office of C.E. Mallows, the architectural draughtsman. He worked in a visionary tradition deriving from William Blake, Samuel Palmer and Edward Calvert. Griggs created 57 prints in all, depicting idealized Gothic buildings and landscapes. He was Master of the Art-Workers' Guild, and one of first etchers to be elected to full membership of the Royal Academy.

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