No Mans Land

September 24, 2014 § Leave a comment

Hutchinson-NoMans-LandLast year, I contributed to an exhibition of illustrated envelopes at The Illustration Cupboard in London, for which I used the etching plate of a gun team I had made for a War Horse bookplate. I was recently commissioned by an individual in Edinburgh to make an envelope work like one of the earlier ones he had seen, entitled ‘No Mans Land’, so I asked if he would like a particular address to be included in the work. This is the result which I have been given permission to publish. The address is that of his grandmother to whom War Office correspondence was sent regarding the loss of her husband who fought in the trenches and died from delayed effects of gas poisoning during the train journey home from London to Edinburgh at the end of the war.

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photo 3 The Gun Team, etching, available in an edition of 25, shown here framed by Vincent. This will be included in the forthcoming exhibition ‘With New-Won Eyes’ which opens in Wiltshire in November.

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