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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 on a horse, riding through driving rain at night, towards the ruins of a building, emanating a bright light through a pointed arch. The ruins is surrounded by trees and vegetation.

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

Light; Rain; Ruins; Horses; Buildings; Vegetation; Night; Arches; Riding; Trees; Storms; Men




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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