GRIGGS Frederick Landseer Maur R.A. R.E. (1876-1938)
Ely Cathedral: the South-West transept. Pencil on antique laid paper. 1937. Lit: Comstock p.321, drawings catalogue no.1357. Inscribed by Griggs ‘Make larger drawing of each detail for etching lines’ and ‘The Cathedral Church of SS Peter & Etheldreda in the Isle of Ely; S.W. Prospect …’. The last of four pencil studies for an intended etching. The other three: no. 1354 (1936) and nos. 1355 and 1356 (both 1937) are noted by Comstock as held in the Ashmolean Museum. Griggs died before he could begin the plate. Prov: the artist’s widow, Nina, 1946 as recorded by Comstock; Hilary Gerrish, 2002. 12x8.25 inches.