John R. Nash Tag

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1976
43.2 x 55.8cm offset lithograph in green on white paper. Typography by John R. Nash. The "quotation" is from Ovid's Metamorphoses an epic poem of mythology. Here the quotation is from the story of Apollo and Daphne - the duo forced by Eros to be in emotional conflict with Daphne eventually being saved from ravishment by her father the river god turning her into a tree. But here Finlay has altered the text to make it relevant to the French Revolution during the period of the Terror and in particular replacing Apollo with Saint-Just. There is a "paired" print of this work with the original quotation from Ovid unaltered from the translation (see previous print listing here). VG+.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1976
43.2 x 55.8cm offset lithograph in green on white paper. Typography by John R. Nash. The "quotation" is from Ovid's Metamorphoses an epic poem of mythology. Here the quotation is from the story of Apollo and Daphne - the duo forced by Eros to be in emotional conflict with Daphne eventually being saved from ravishment by her father the river god turning her into a tree. This is the first of two linked works with the original quotation from Ovid unaltered from the translation - the other paired work has the text refer to Saint-Juste as "Apollo and "Daphne" becomes the spirit of the French revolution. VG+.

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