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  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1990 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lawrence, John, born 1933 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case EW, shelf 81

Physical description

Wood-engraving for the anthology 'A New Teasury of Poetry' (1990). Image shows numerous scenes: an owl hovers near a church; a boat sails past castles; people dance to a fiddler while others sit under a tree nearby; a woman looks into a pond in which a fish is surfacing; two swans glide past a pair of lovers; butterflies; a lighthouse signals to a steamer; an orchard with baskets of apples and ladders; angels draw the curtains round a four poster bed; sheep graze; three images of the moon waxing; in the central image, surrounded by vine leaves, is a woman in a bonnet sitting by a fire holding a baby; in the foreground a cradle and a cat.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1990 (published)


Lawrence, John, born 1933 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

30/50 Goodnight
Beneath left corner of image

John Lawrence
Signed, beneath right corner of image


Height: 202 mm image, Width: 154 mm image, Height: 356 mm sheet, Width: 254 mm sheet

Object history note

Illustration for 'A New Treasury of Poetry' (1990).

Descriptive line

'Goodnight' by John Lawrence; wood engraving

Production Note

Attribution note: 30/50


Wood-engraving (process)

Subjects depicted

Lighthouses; Swans; Moon; Castles; Butterflies; Dancing; Cats; Poetry; Owls; Night; Churches; Ships; Orchards; Cradles (children's beds)


Printed pages & sheets; Illustration

Production Type

Limited edition


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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