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Anthony Gross
Naaf River, Arakan, Burma Signed Etching.
Self Published, 1946. Anthony Gross etching signed in pencil to lower right with title printed in plate. Made in 1946, this is 35 /50 copies. In good condition. Plate size 113 x 197mm (4.5 x 7.75 inches) large margins. Reference: Herdman 4601. (Reynolds 135) Herdman states that there are two states, the first lacking a lot of foliage and two palm trees in right middle distance. He states that Gross sent some Artist s Proofs off as Christmas cards. One of three etchings that form a series Souvenirs de Voyage which were etched from drawings made during Gross s travels as a war artist in the Middle East and Far East. In 1943, Gross was sent to India and then on to Burma, travelling up river by sampan to the British front lines in the Arakan region and producing his Battle of Arakan series. He depicted several scenes of British and Indian troops close to Japanese positions at Dombaik and personally experienced air attack by a Japanese fighter. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Roe and Moore [London, United Kingdom]
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