"thick with snow / covered with thicket"; ('tew gan eiry / cut gan gvitwal) - from "The Graves" portolio by Ian Tyson

thick with snow / covered with thicket; (tew gan eiry / cut gan gvitwal) - from The Graves portolio by Ian Tyson

"thick with snow / covered with thicket"; ('tew gan eiry / cut gan gvitwal) - from "The Graves" portolio

Ian Tyson

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Title

"thick with snow / covered with thicket"; ('tew gan eiry / cut gan gvitwal) - from "The Graves" portolio

 
Artist

Ian Tyson

  1933 - 2021 (biography)
Year
1972  
Technique
color screenprint 
Image Size
30 3/8 x 23 3/4" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
pencil editioned in margin 5/20; typset on colophon 5/30 
Annotations
pencil editioned and titled in lower left, dated after signature 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy, antique-white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Tetrad Press, 103 Grove Park, London, SE58LE 
Inventory ID
20413 
Price
$500.00 
Description

British printmaker Ian Tyson created this image as one of "four screen prints based on extracts from the Black Book of Carmarthen 'Stanzas of the Graves' translated by Thomas Jones." More can be found on these 13th century Welsh poems by visiting www.revolvy.com/main/index.php

About the screenprints Tyson comments: "These extracts derive from my interest in the relationships, within the Stanzas, of the graves to the landscape and surrounding physical conditions....."

"The Stanzas of the Graves" appear in Welsh manuscripts, the earliest and most important being the Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin (Black Book of Carmarthen). It contains seventy-three stanzas, copied during the thirteenth century. Five of these verses appear in the Llfyr Gwyn Rhydderch (White Book of Rhyderrch), the Llyfr Coch Hergest (Red Book of Hergest), from the fourteenth century. However, the original poem itself may date from the ninth to the eleventh century: www.maryjones.us/ctexts/bbc19.html

 

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