Muirhead Bone (British, 1876-1953) A Spanish Good Friday (Ronda) Drypoint, 1925, a rich, velvety impression, on simili-Japan, signed in pencil, annotated by Bone 'xxv' crossed out and replaced by 'xviii' in the lower left-hand margin, from the edition of 160 in 29 states, the full sheet, 425 x 307mm (16 3/4 x 12in) (SH) (unframed)  The image depicts the festival at the culmination of Passion Week. The traditional mourning procession proceeds through the streets of Ronda as the crowd carrying banners with the crucified Christ approaches. Shadows cast by dark figures in pointed canonical hats add an eerie tone to the composition. A Spanish Good Friday is one of the iconic images ofthe British Etching Revival.
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Muirhead Bone (British, 1876-1953) A Spanish Good Friday (Ronda) Drypoint, 1925, a rich, velvety impression of the 18th state of 29, on simili-japan, signed in pencil, the full sheet, 425 x 307mm (16 3/4 x 12in) (SH) (unframed)
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Muirhead Bone (British, 1876-1953)
A Spanish Good Friday (Ronda) (Campbell Dodgson 412)
Drypoint, 1925, a rich, velvety impression of the 18th state of 29, on simili-japan, signed in pencil, the full sheet, 425 x 307mm (16 3/4 x 12in) (SH) (unframed)

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  • The image depicts the festival at the culmination of Passion Week. The traditional mourning procession proceeds through the streets of Ronda as the crowd carrying banners with the crucified Christ approaches. Shadows cast by dark figures in pointed canonical hats add an eerie tone to the composition. A Spanish Good Friday is one of the iconic images of the British Etching Revival.
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