Full Sheet

'Garden Pond', Wood Engraving, 1922

Inscribed ‘1st proof’ by the artist in pencil below the image. Around the central image are four variations of the female figure seen in the upper right corner. Early proof before the edition of 25. The block from which this was printed is now cancelled and in the collection of the V & A. Bearing the PNT atelier stamp, denoting a print left unsigned at the time of Nash’s death and in the possession of the estate.

This print is plate four of seven designed by Paul Nash for the book ‘Places’, published by William Heinemann Ltd in 1922.

The pond in this image is in Wittersham, a village two miles north of Oxenbridge. Causey notes that a 1920 drawing, ‘The Lake, Black Park, a Romantic Drawing’ (Causey 305, pl. 438), has affinities with this engraving principally because of the two figures in the top right-hand corner which closely resemble the figure in the print.

Image Size 10.3 x 12.8 cm
Paper Size 13.2 x 20.8 cm
Collections V & A; Rye Art Gallery
Reference Greenwood, Jeremy, 'The Wood-Engravings of Paul Nash' (Wood Lea Press, 1997), G.24, Postan W23

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