Frances Richards

Saul on his Way to Damascus

1929–80

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Medium
Engraving on paper
Dimensions
Image: 170 x 115 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1981
Reference
P07420

Catalogue entry

P07420 [from] THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 1929–80 [P07417-P07423; complete]

All inscribed ‘FR’ bottom right
Seven engravings, printed at Studio Prints, published by Barn Elm Editions in an edition of 70, in range 6×5 1/2–5 1/2×5 3/4 (15.2×14–14×14.6)
Purchased from Mel Gooding (Grant-in-Aid) 1980

In 1929 Stanley Morison commissioned Frances Richards to produce an engraving illustrating the Acts of the Apostles for The Fleuron. A version of ‘The Shipwreck’ was published, but the plate was subsequently lost. Another version of ‘The Shipwreck’ and six more plates were engraved at the same time but never proofed. In 1978 the plates were discovered, proofed and editioned by Mel Gooding of Barn Elm Editions.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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