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Emerald Deeps is from a set of seven prints made by Anthony Benjamin, in response to a group of poems called Seven Letters, by the Scottish poet WS Graham (1918-86). Benjamin and Graham were friends and had both lived for a time near St Ives in Cornwall. The prints convey a fascination with the power of the sea as an image which is also explored in the poems. The original prints were lost in 1959, but the plates were rediscovered in 1993 and ten sets of prints were produced in 1999.

August 2004