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The Crocodile

Wood engraving

printed from the original boxwood block in 1989 on zerkall mould-made paper

numbered from the edition of 500

297 x 210 mm. (sheet)


The Crocodile shows a group of chattering schoolgirls walking in crocodile. It was originally titled The Daughter and was commissioned by Oliver Simon for a projected but never completed series called “The Relations”, a calendar to be published by the Curwen press. It was exhibited at the 10th Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood engravers in November 1929 and was published in the London Mercury of March 1930.

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