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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Scotland (made)
    Dunsyre (published)

  • Date:

    1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Finlay, Ian Hamilton, born 1925 - died 2006 (maker)
    Wild Hawthorn Press (publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour screenprint

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 236

Physical description

Screenprint in green depicting a concrete poem. The word 'seams' is split into two parts 'sea' and 'ms' with a small gap between the two parts of the word. This is then printed repeatedly vertically down the page in order to look like a seam on the work.

Place of Origin

Scotland (made)
Dunsyre (published)


1969 (made)


Finlay, Ian Hamilton, born 1925 - died 2006 (maker)
Wild Hawthorn Press (publishers)

Materials and Techniques

Colour screenprint


Height: 43.6 cm sheet, Width: 56.3 cm sheet

Descriptive line

Print by Ian Hamilton Finlay, concrete poem entitled 'Seams', screenprint, published by the Wild Hawthorn Press, Dunsyre, 1969

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1995




Screen print

Subjects depicted

Concrete poetry; Words


Prints; Typography; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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