This original linocut print features Sir Gawain, travelling through the snow to meet his nemesis in Fitt 4 of the Middle English alliterative masterpiece Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
In the words of the poem,
But wild winter storms out there were awake;
Clouds cast the cold keenly to the earth,
With nigh enough of the north to tan naked skin.
The stinging snow showers snapped at the wildlife;
The whistling winds whipped from the heights,
And drove each dale full of great deep drifts...
The print is hand printed on 250 gsm Somerset Velvet Paper on a 19th Century Albion Press in 3 colours, printed from 3 different plates and signed and edition by the artist. Printed area: 12" x 12"; paper size approx twice as much again.
One of variable edition of 5.
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has recently been translated and illustrated by Michael Smith and was published in 2018. This particular image features as a black and white illustration in the book itself.
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Sir Gawain in the Snow - Original Linocut Print
The print will be supplied in a robust cardboard tube, protected by acid-free tissue paper. Postage and Packing in the UK is free of charge; charges for mailing outside the UK are incorporated in the shopping basket.