View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms
- Original title
- Etching and aquatint on paper
- Image: 248 x 198 mm
- Presented by Mme Françoise Guiter 1990
Germaine Richier made these individual prints at the height of her career as a sculptor in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Like her sculptures, they reflect the same preoccupations with animals and plants, but also hybrid creatures, seen in The Hydra. Subject to careful scrutiny and recording, they suggest a world below the surface of normal experience,
that is fascinating and sometimes sinister.
Gallery label, March 2007