Janet Boulton Tag

London: Redfern Gallery, 2001
20,.4 x 21cm, 24pp plus card wrappers. Exhibition catalogue displaying Boulton's watercolours of two gardens - one being the Villa La Pietra in Florence and the other being Little Sparta. Colour images throughout. VG+.

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Eindhoven: October, 1999
20 x 55cm, full colour offset-lithograph with a reproduced painting by Janet Boulton of a bramble branch. Peter Foolen notes: "This beautiful watercolour is in contrast with the painful thorns of the bramble branch which resembles the long poles with hooks used to catch tunny (the boat used to fish tunny is named Thonier)". One of 125 unsigned copies. VG+.
This work was given by Finlay to Paul Robertson as a gestural gift during a visit to Little Sparta when the poet asked Robertson to proofread a small pamphlet by Finlay that had been translated into English by Finlay's assistant.

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Little Sparta: s.p. Finlay, n.d. (c. 1990s)
21 x 30cm, 11 pages all original xerox printed one side only and stapled three times on left to create a document. The letter (annotated later with short remarks by Finlay) was sent originally in 1962/1963 to Cid Corman who edited Origin (one of the first publications to put Finlay in print) where he praises the magazine, talks about how he writes and feels isolated in doing that and unsure of what he is doing is good and discusses his own mental health (he complains about anxiety). Attached are a number of poems in traditional form from The Dancers Inherit The Party. AN insightful document indeed.
This was sent to Janet Boulton in July 1999.
JOINT:
KNOWING THE LAND WHERE NEON BLOOMS: IAN HAMILTON FINLAY'S INSTALLATION IN ERFURT. n.p.: s.p., 1999 30 x 21cm, 3pp (recto only) stapled. An essay by Harry Gilonis about Finlay's installation of neon works. JOINT:
XEROX COPY OF ARTICLE IN JOURNAL OF GARDEN HISTORY BY STEPHEN BANN. 1981. 30 x 21cm, 13pp (recto only) stapled. An essay by Bann about Little Sparta with lots of phtographs. JOINT:
31 x 21.5cm, original mailing envelope with handwritten notes of the contents by Finlay. Torn badly when opened at top.

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Little Sparta: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1998
10 x 15cm, 2pp artist's postcard with a colour photograph by Robin Gillanders of a sculpture by Jo Hincks of three lemons in a bowl but each is painted blue and has a boat number on it. Finlay has often used the shape of lemons to indicate a boat and here in a bowl they are representative of being in a harbour.
This card has a hand-written note from Finlay (to Janet Boulton) which says "Don't know if you saw this before? Love Ian" in blue pen. VG+.

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Nailsworth: Cairn Gallery, 1998
38 x 29cm, 1pp black on gloss paper. Large b/w inkjet (as issued) exhibition poster for a show of images from Little Sparta taken by Janet Boulton and David Paterson. One image of a broken column in situ in Finlay's garden reproduced on the front. Slightly ripped along edges. Not many produced.

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Nailsworth: Cairn Gallery, n.d. (1998)
12.2 x 10cm, 4pp typographic announcement card for a small show of photographs by Janet Boulton and David Paterson of Little Sparta. VG+.

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