Seihe ein Ackermann wartet (auf die kostliche Frucht der Erde) [Behold, a husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth] James v.7 : from the portfolio "Ein Deutsches Requiem ...After Brahms"
Collection Title: from a suite of 12 lithographs based on Brahms Opus 45
Materials & Technique:
prints, Planographic Photo-offset lithograph, printed in colour, from multiple stones/plates Support: Saunders white medium-weight mould made paper by Interprocess Ltd.
Publisher: Tetrad Press
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1972
Edition Notes: This impression belongs to a suite of 12 lithographs based on Brahms Opus 45.The images in this portfolio are derived from German postcards collected by the artist and have inset texts, which are treated fragments of the novel " A Human Document" by W.H Mallock. The titles of each work quote textural material from the Requiem itself.
Printed from multiple stones/plates.
Primary Insc: Signed l.r in pencil "Tom Phillips".
Secondary Insc: Printed text as part of the composition clockwise from upper l."AFTER BRAHMS/ NO4 MVT 11.PCC 24.HF 127/ T.P V.MCMLXXi:/ EN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM".
Printed text as part of composition from l.l to l.r. " SIEHE EIN ACKERM-/ ANN WARTET AUF D".
Printed text as fragments in composition u.r-l.l " Still waiting for/philosophy some/ -some/ to/ understand/the thing the/love".
Tertiary Insc: Verso: inscribed l.r, in pencil " 1978.1031.198.4".
comp 22.8 h x 15.2 w cm sheet 27.8 h x 20.4 w cm
: Purchased 1978 Accession No
: NGA 78.1031.198.4