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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 three men and a woman in the centre, situated in what appears to be an inn. One of the men is lifting a tankard next to a bottle. Another man, seated next to the woman who is standing, has his arm around her back and his hand on her breast.

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); Drinking; Tankards; Women; Inns; Men




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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