Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs, ‘Epiphany’, 1919, Gerrish Fine Art
Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs, ‘Epiphany’, 1919, Gerrish Fine Art

Etching and original copper plate. This etching was not published, but 100 impressions were printed for presentation to friends on the occasion of peace after World War 1. Etching signed ‘F.L. Griggs imp’ and dedicated to Jim & Margaret. James Webster was the manager of the Guild of Handicraft in its last few years and tried in vain to make it profitable.

The subject is allegorical. The inscription is the first and second antiphons from the First Vespers of Christmas in the Roman Breviary.

The King of Peace whom the whole world desireth to see, hath shown His greatness: the King of Peace hath shown His greatness above all kings of the whole Earth.

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James Webster, Manager of the Guild of Handicraft