Andrew Townsend Tag

Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1990
42.2 x 14.7cm (folded size) offset lithograph which when open displays the elevations of the finials - drawn by Andrew Townsend- a note on the outside of the card points to the "pineapple" finials visually being like fragmentation grenades and that the use of brick and stone being a poetic metaphor of the philosophies of Terror and Virtue during the French Revolution. One of 250 copies made. VG+.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1983
12.4 x 15.2cm, 1pp. A drawing of an installation of one of Finlay's Tree Column-Base dedicated to the French revolutionary Saint-Just in the garden of Little Sparta. Finlay notes that the tree is a Silver Birch (which has a noble and straight growing trunk) and that the plants around the base are strawberries (a passionate fruit one might argue due to colour and flavour). The base was an unturned capital of a Doric pilaster. Together this represents the character of the young incorruptible. The drawing was by Andrew Townsend. VG+.

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