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Paul Bommer

My Love in Her Attyre (Green)

£120.00 On sale

This limited edition screen-print is based upon the words of an anonymous Elizabethan madrigal that I stumbled upon as a youth, and inspired by Medieval manuscript illumination and C17th stump-work embroidery.

My Love in her Attyre doth shew her Witt,
It doth so well become her:
For ev'ry Season she hath dressings fitt,
For Winter, Spring and Summer.
No Beautie shee doth misse,
When all her Robes are on:
But Beauties selfe shee is,
When all her Robes are gone.

The print features a pair of lovers in playful pursuit, lost in the branches of a fecund forest ripe with fruits, flowers and foliage. The poem floats in a heart-shaped clearing above them surrounded by a host of birds, bugs and other woodland creatures, whilst cupid, bow and arrow in hand, looks down from on high.

The print measures 42 cm high by 30 across (A3 - a standard frame-size) and in a strictly limited edition of 30, signed by the Artist. Printed on 300 gsm paper.