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Print - La Maison du Poète
  • La Maison du Poète
    Gross, Anthony, born 1905 - died 1984
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La Maison du Poète

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    1936 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Gross, Anthony, born 1905 - died 1984 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.4902-1960

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Anthony Gross (1905-1984) studied painting at the Slade School of Art in London, then printmaking, first at the Central School, also in London, and then in Paris and Madrid. He became a prolific and skilled printmaker, experimenting with a wide variety of tools. This work, which won a prize at Lugano, Italy, in 1954, is very much a 'signature' piece. Gross recorded people and places met during his extensive travels with great warmth and sensitivity to locality. He never discovered the real owner of this charming, slightly dilapidated château encountered in rural France: a passing boy, when asked who owned the house, simply replied C'est la maison du poète (It's the poet's house).

Physical description

etching on paper view of a french chateau and its garden through dilapidated gateposts and wrought iron gates

Date

1936 (printed)

Artist/maker

Gross, Anthony, born 1905 - died 1984 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Ay. Gross 1936
Signature; date; within the plate; etching; etching

Anty Gross Poet's House
Signature and title; pencil

47/50
Maker's identification; pencil

Dimensions

Height: 16.5 cm plate, Width: 24.5 cm plate, Height: 29.2 cm sheet, Width: 39 cm sheet

Descriptive line

'The Poet's House' by Anthony Alexander Gross. Etching on paper. 1936

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Etching

Subjects depicted

Château; Landscape; Garden; Gateway

Categories

Prints

Production Type

Limited edition

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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