Cailleach Peninsular

Norman Ackroyd RA, CBE (b1938)

Etching called “Cailleach Peninsular” from a 1991 series of works called Summer Isles, a very small edition of just 40 copies, this one numbered 17/40, signed in pencil and dated 91

The  Summer Isles portfolio was printed at Penny press in 1991, depicting different landscapes of Sutherland and Wester Ros, Scotland.  I have others from the set available separately.  The set was printed on acid free 250 gsm paper.

In modern gaelic Cailleach translates as ‘old hag’, and is a character of myth and legend.  She is said to have made mountains and hills when she was striding across the land and accidentally dropped rocks from her creel or wicker basket. In other cases she is said to have built the mountains intentionally, to serve as her stepping stones. She carries a hammer for shaping the hills and valleys, and is said to be the mother of all the goddesses and gods.

Measurements: 25.5 x 33 cm sheet size, image size 19 x 15 cm

Condition: Mint condition, unframed.

This work has now been sold