Winter of the World (1914)


Medium: relief engraving
Edition size: 50
Image size: 16 x 22.5cm
Paper size: 26.5 x 36.5cm
Price (unmounted, unframed): £ 280 GBP
Box Set: This edition also forms part of the Armistice Set – a portfolio box set of seven engravings – please use the contact form for further information, availability and price

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“War broke: and now the Winter of the world
With perishing great darkness closes in”

– from 1914 by Wilfred Owen

I was pleased to be commissioned by the Folio Society to make a body of work to accompany a new publication of Wilfred Owen’s poetry published 2018 to mark the centenary of Owen’s death and Armistice Day. I completed eight, colour relief engravings, two of which I submitted to the 250th Royal Academy Summer Exhibition “Before my helpless sight” (Dulce et Decorum Est) and “With whom their love is done” (Spring Offensive). “Winter of The World (1914)” forms part of this portfolio and I am pleased to offer the original edition for sale

This engraving focuses on the shelling of the North-East coast at the start of the First World War, in particular Hartlepool; the Headland area suffered some of the worst damage, with over 1000 shells raining down on the town in 40 minutes

I hope the work I have made in some way helps to mark the event, the war, Wilfred Owen and the tragic loss of life – Neil Bousfield 2018


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