Artist's description:

This print was inspired by Thomas Hardy's poem 'Night-time in Mid-Fall'. The poem complete runs:

It is a storm-strid night, winds footing swift
through the blind profound;
I know the happenings from their sound;
Leaves totter down still green, and spin and drift;
The tree-trunks rock to their roots, which wrench and lift
The loam where they run underground.

The streams are muddy and swollen; eels migrate
To a new abode;
Even cross, 'tis said, the turnpike-road;
(Men's feet have felt their crawl, home-coming late):
The westward fronts of towers are saturate,
Church-timbers crack, and witches ride abroad.

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The print is pulled from relief plates cut from rubber, a variation of letterpress, akin to linoprinting. The completed edition made 4 copies. The image is on a sheet measuring 11x13 inches (280x330) giving a two and a half inch (62mm) margin all round with an extra half inch at the bottom. I can trim the print to your order if required. All materials are of high quality and should present no keeping difficulty.

Materials used:

oil-based printing inks, cartridge paper

a storm-strid night (2017)

$35.09

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This artwork is sold by Peter Long from United Kingdom

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