Raymond MCGRATH, Saint Simeon Stylites Enlarge 1 /1


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1903 – Dublin, Ireland 1977

  • England 1926-47
  • Ireland from 1948

Saint Simeon Stylites 1925 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper wood-engraving, printed in black ink, from one block Support: cream paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 2/30
Edition: edition of 30

Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Raymond McGrath.1925'. inscribed lower left below printed image in black pencil, 'No.2/ Ed.30'. inscribed lower centre below printed image in black pencil, ' 'A sign betwixt the meadow and the cloud,/ Patient on this tall pillower rightI have borne/ Rain, wind, frost, heat, hail, damp, and sleet and snow;/ And I had hoped that 'ere this period closed/ Those wouldst have caught me up into they rest,/ Denying not these weather beaten limbs/ The mead of Saints, the white robe and the palm '- Alower rightd Lord Tennyson/ (St Simeon Stylites).'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed verso lower right in black pencil, '1 guinea'. Inscribed lower right corner in pen and red ink, '1/1/-v'.
Dimensions: image 22.6 h x 18.8 w cm sheet 30.6 h x 22.9 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of John Brackenreg 1977
Accession No: NGA
  • Gift to the Australian National Gallery, from John Brackenreg, Sydney, 1977.