The Tanner Collection by Robin Tanner

The Tanner Collection assembled by James Roose-Evans includes 20 etchings and four private press books, among them iconic plates such as Wiltshire Hedger, Gamekeeper’s Cottage (main illustration), Christmas, Wiltshire Woodsman, Harvest Festival, and Wiltshire Rickyard.


From 9.4 cm x 11.3 cm to 34.2 cm x 30.6 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £23,560)
Acquired in:
Private vendor

Together they represent a good survey of the printmaker's career. This collection compliments and relates to the collection of prints by Joseph Webb and Copley & Gabain which were ArtFunded in 2005 and 2008. Aberystwyth houses one of the UK’s fine collections of prints representing the Etching Revival from Whistler to the inter-war years. This is the first acquisition of works by Robin Tanner who belongs to a group of 1920s pastoralist etchers. These pastoralist etchers derived their vision of rural Britain from the work of Samuel Palmer and F. L. Griggs.


Garton & Co; James Roose-Evans.

Venue details

School of Art Gallery and Museum, Aberystwyth University Aberystwyth University, Buarth Mawr, ABERYSTWYTH Ceredigion SY23 1NG 01970 622460

Entry details

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