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Charivari: Procession

Item Code: AG-6002-s
Medium
Etching
Date of Work
1960
Edition Size
50
Signed
Signed
Height (cm)
37.5
Width (cm)
46
Base price $1,935
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Signed and signed in the plate etching.

From the Charivari Suite.

From the edition of 50.

The Charivari suite consisted of seven etchings. Charivari translated to english means 'Rough Music', which was the old custom whereby those who had incurred general disapproval in a town or village by unuequal marriage, immoral behaviour, or the like, were subjected night and day to a discordant noise of musical instruments, pots, pans etc. Gross witnessed such an event involving a village woman in 1960.

Please note, edition number may vary.

‘I can do no more than salute the massive edifice of the accomplished work in etching and engraving. For here is a world spread before us, with innumerable landscapes, townscapes, buildings, people, through which we can move and share the artist’s unique perceptions.’ Michael Rothenstein, in the foreword to The Prints of Anthony Gross, Herdman, 1991.
Anthony Gross portraitAnthony Gross was born in London in 1905 and studied painting and engraving at the Slade. Later he studied in Paris and Madrid and spent much of his time in France. In 1940 Gross evacuated his family on one of the last ships to leave Bordeaux. He was appointed an Official War Artist and landed in Normandy with the Allied troops on D-Day, holding his materials aloft as he waded ashore.

Gross was very prolific, producing more than 500 pictures during the War. Post-war, he stayed in France before finally buying a house in the south-west in 1955 and settled into a pattern of living and working there during the summer but returning to London each winter. In 1980 he was elected an R.A. Gross died in 1984.
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