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Prints / PR4815

(X) True or Fickle; Love and Money; The Great Lovers

Artist: Hermes, Gertrude [1901-1983]

Publisher/Manufacturer: Gwasg Gregynog / Gregynog Press
Publication Title: Gertrude Hermes Wood Engravings for The Lovers' Song-book
1993 (year printed)
Wood engraving

Gift: Gwasg Gregynog, Newtown 2019

From the 1993 edition of 100. The original blocks were cut by Hermes in 1933 for the Gregynog Press publication of W.H. Davies' 'The Lovers' Song-book'. The press directors had already deemed the original designs by Blair Hughes Stanton as too indecent for publication and the same fate was to follow for Hermes' designs. The eventual compromise was to publish the book and the engravings separately. Gwasg Gregynog reprinted the blocks in 1993.