Griggs, F.L. (1876-1938), ‘Stoke Poges’, Etching, 1918

‘Stoke Poges’, Etching, 1918

Signed by the artist in pencil. From the edition of 22 in this the sixth state.

‘In Stoke Poges, etched in 1918, a side view of the porch of the little church made famous by Gray, we have the artist’s smallest plate. It is a real gem, breathing the whole spirit of the sacred spot. As we study it, many of the impressions and emotions we feel when we read the Elegy are revived to us; the print “does something to us” as our American cousins say, for it possesses that “something more” which lifts it from the commonplace into the realm of poetry itself.’ - Harold Wright.

Plate Size/Image Size 9.5 x 11.8 cm
Reference Comstock 20, State vi/vi