Frances Richards
The Shipwreck 1929–80

Artwork details

Frances Richards 1903–1985
The Shipwreck
Date 1929–80
Medium Engraving on paper
Dimensions Image: 152 x 140 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1981
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Catalogue entry

P07421 [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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