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We have built up a significant collection of copper plate etchings made and printed by Robin Tanner. Tanner was very much part of the Neo-Pastoralist art revival of the 1920s inspired by the work of the Victorian romantic artist Samuel Palmer. These were epitomised by the early etchings of Graham Sutherland and Paul Drury, who with Tanner were associated with Goldsmiths College, London of those days. Rural life, architecture and landscapes dominated Tanner’s output as can be in these examples; the two others are by Graham Sutherland (Lammas) and CF Tunnicliffe (The Harvesters), who whilst subsequently best known for his animal portraiture, was very much a ruralist in his 1920s output.
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