No Mans Land
September 24, 2014 § Leave a comment
Last 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.