Book Description

Folio. Limited edition. One of 475 copies (of which 40 were for private distribution). Original quarter cloth with patterned paper sides reproducing one of Tirzah’s marbled papers. Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white, with numerous folded tipped-in plates. As new.
Dealer Notes
A companion volume to the Fleece Press’s Long Live Great Bardfield. Tirzah Garwood married Eric Ravilious in 1930, after meeting him when he taught her at Eastbourne School of Art. She was a promising wood engraver who developed a style of wry social observation based on the peculiarities of the English social class structure. Receiving little outright success she moved on within five years to develop her skills as a pattern designer, then marbled papers, arguably her most important work, and then – after tragically losing Eric while he was working as an Official War Artist – she flourished as modeller of houses, and as an oil painter.
From the collection of John Commander (1927-2021), designer, lithographer and publisher. Loosely inserted is a letter to him from Simon Lawrence of The Fleece Press commenting on the whiteness of the paper used. ‘I won’t go so white again. Most people (almost all) seem not to notice, which probably says I am old-fashioned (but I’ll stay so!)’.
Author Ullmann, Anne (Tirzah Garwood)
Date 2020
Publisher Upper Denby, The Fleece Press

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