Reference: Garton 21 state v/vi
A superb proof printed by the artist on cream wove paper at his Old Chapel Field Press prior to the edition of 50 published subsequently by the Penn Print Room in 1974. Signed, titled and dated in pencil; inscribed, Artist's Proof: VII.
This artist's proof is remarkable in that it does not display the wear on the low barn roof, the track and the distant tree in the centre so often seen as the edition progresses. Impressions of this quality are extremely scarce; very few were printed in 1939, only eight in 1970 and probably a similar number prior to the 1974 edition.