To mark the centenary of Wilfred Owen’s death (4 November 1918) and the centenary of the war’s end – Armistice Day, 11 November 1918 – Neil Bousfield was commissioned by the Folio Society to make a series of prints to accompany a new edition of Wilfred Owen’s poetry.
To commemorate Owen’s life and work – and all whose lives were lost in the First World War – Rabley Gallery (near Marlborough) have launched a specially commissioned portfolio of limited edition engravings from the series by Neil Bousfield.
These seven stark and finely imagined engravings are now available to buy at Rabley Gallery as a special offer portfolio set or individually.
In preparing to make these engravings, Neil Bousfield researched some of the locations that Owen was posted to. He made drawings inspired by the emotions and situations captured within Owen’s poetry. And he also made drawings from trench maps – the very trenches that Owen was posted to and where he fought.
Neil Bousfield is one of the most talented engravers working today. He is an elected member of The Society of Wood Engravers and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. His work can be found in numerous public collections including the National Art Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Ashmolean Museum.
The portfolio can be viewed online or – by appointment – in person at Rabley Gallery or at their London studio.
Ordering can be done through on online order form or by phone 01672 511999.