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  • Place of origin:

    Surrey (published)

  • Date:

    1934 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Macnab, Iain, born 1890 - died 1967 (artist)
    Samson Press (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. Helen Macnab, widow of the Artist

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 147, box F

Physical description

Wood-engraving, signed in pencil 'Iain Macnab'. The print depicts a man galloping on horse-back across a bridge in a rural setting, with a stream, trees and a dark, cloudy sky. He is pursued by the naked figure of a woman, who is jumping, suspended in the air, holding the horse's tail, which she appears to have just pulled off the horse.

Place of Origin

Surrey (published)


1934 (published)


Macnab, Iain, born 1890 - died 1967 (artist)
Samson Press (publisher)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Iain Macnab'
Signed in pencil

Variously inscribed and numbered


Height: 5.1 cm, Width: 7.7 cm

Descriptive line

One of a set of 12 artist's proofs by Iain Macnab R.E., P.R.O.I. (1890-1967) for the illustrations to Robert Burns' 'Tam O'Shanter'. Wood-engraving published by the Samson Press, Warlingham, Surrey, 1934.

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

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.


Wood-engraving (process)

Subjects depicted

Figures (representations); Nudes; Streams; Rural areas; Horses; Tail (animal); Riding; Clouds; Women; Trees; Bridges (built works); Men




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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