Nash, Paul (1889-1946), 'Meeting Place', Wood Engraving, 1922

'Meeting Place', Wood Engraving, 1922

Signed in pencil and dated lower right.

Printed on a thin wove paper.

Proof outside of the edition of 25.

Inscribed in pencil 'Lulu from Paul' and proof.

The scene is the home of Claude Lovat Fraser's parents in Buntington in Hertfordshire. The Nashes had shared a house with Lovat Fraser and his wife at Dymchurch and Nash visited Buntingford soon after his friend's death in June 1921. This engraving was made in 1922 and served as the design for the large oil painting 'The Lake', 1923: there, the reclining figure is much more voluptuous and there is no standing figure. (By 1938 the reclining figure had been painted out and the painting renamed 'Chesnut Waters).

The engraving is printed on the cover of the book and repeated as the frontispiece: there is no prose poem associated with it.

Image Size 11.5 x 15.3 cm
Paper Size 18.2 x 28 cm
Reference Greenwood, Jeremy, 'The Wood-Engravings of Paul Nash' (Wood Lea Press, 1997), G.22
Collections British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum

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