- Museum number
Object: I. Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías)
Series: Eleven Poems by Federico García Lorca (Lorca Suite)
Black truncated semi-circle, yellow circle with white curve beneath and a splash of red; from a series of colour etchings, each print slipped between pages of text, colour lithograph title page; in the original black cloth-bound case with a lithograph pasted as an inset, as published by Austin/Desmond Contemporary Books. 1989.
Colour etching with red hand-colouring on Somerset Satin paper
- Production date
Height: 555 millimetres (image and sheet)
Width: 377 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The etchings accompany poems printed in Spanish and English. Edition of 75, numbers 1-15 housed in a calfskin leather box and including an original drawing/watercolour, plus 15 hors commerce copies. Printed in collaboration with the artist at the Print Centre, London, production and typography coordination by Gordon House and Hugh Stoneman. Typesetting by The Printed Word.
Text from 'Living with art: The Alexander Walker collection' (British Museum Press, 2020) (for 2004,0602.67.1-11):
A series of abstract and semi-abstract etchings in vivid colours and black. The images accompany the suite Eleven Poems by Federico García Lorca (1898–1936). Each etching is slipped between pages of text and the series is presented in a cloth-bound box with a lithograph pasted as an inset and a colour lithograph title page. The etchings were produced at the Print Centre, London and the portfolio was published by Austin/Desmond Contemporary Books. Frost was best known as an abstract painter but made prints using a variety of techniques throughout his career.
- Not on display
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 2004,0602.67(1-11) purchased by Alexander Walker from Austin/Desmond and Phipps, London on 30/06/92 for £3,500.
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number