Woman, Imprimis


Pencil on textured paper;  590mm W x 760mm H

Our worth is measured by historical societal values.  We, as women, have the power to rectify this cantankerous thought process with virtue, humility and grace.  We are the beginning of all and the end of all.

Shipping size incl. packaging

Height (CM) = 89

Width / Diameter if cylinder (CM) = 74

Depth / Diameter if cylinder (CM) = 17

Weight = 7kg

1 in stock


‘A forest valley, with deep profundity of shade,
formed by tree crowding on tree,
descends deep before me.
The oak roots, turfed and mossed,
gave me a seat;
the oak boughs, thick-leaved,
wove me a canopy.

There is something in the air of this clime
which fosters life kindly.
Its dews heals with sovereign balm.
Its gentle seasons exaggerate no passion;
its temperature tends to harmony;
its breezes bring down from heaven
the germ of pure thought and purer feeling.

In all the grandeur of this forest
there is repose;
in all its freshness
there is tenderness.
The gentle charm vouchsafed to flower and tree,
has not been denied to me.

Nature cast my features in a fine mould;
I have matured in my pure, accurate first lines,
unaltered by the shocks of life.
My form gleams through the trees;
my hair flows plenteous and glossy;
my eyes beam in the shade large and open,
full and dewy.

Above my eyes,
when the breeze bares my forehead,
shines an expanse fair and ample –
a clear page
whereon knowledge may write a golden letter’


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