Robin Tanner 1904-88
Illustration for Gray’s Elegy
Etching 1980 139x143mm [238x207mm]
Ref: Garton 41 state ii/ii
Signed and dated by the artist in pencil. A superb proof on Hand Made cream laid paper printed by Tanner.
This etching was a commissioned frontispiece for the limited edition of Gray's Elegy written in a Country Churchyard. The image relates to the verse:
Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade,
Where heaves the turf in many a mould'ring heap,
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid,
The rude Forefathers of the hamlet sleep.