In the artist's hand are printed Cwm Graianog b.l. and a Ramsay quotation printed left side: 'From Bethesda it is easily reached from below. The pedestrian finds himself in a small craggy valley over half a mile in length, looking across Nant Francon ... Inside the moraine, the bottom of the valley is covered with glacial rubbish and heaps of loose blocks, underneath which, in places, the water is heard flowing with a tinkling sound.'
Sometimes incorrectly known as 'CwmGraianog Nant Ffrancon'
Reproduced in Elborn (p. 69) and in Kelpra Studio (p. 90)
Stones and Bones (cat, nos. 288-314), 1978.
A portfolio of 27 screenprints including 2 end-papers, from a series of 11 unbound sheets folded into 44 pages and presented loose in a marbled half-bound leather folio box which is itself contained in a black slipcase. The 44 pages include 7 blank, a title-page, a contents page (signed and numbered by the artist) and 2 front end-page images - none of these 11 pages being paginated. 25 images (of which some are diptychs and some cover a double page) occupy the remaining 33 pages, the majority of which are paginated. Some of these images are signed. In each case such details are listed according to the copy in the editor's possession, but these may not be applicable to other copies of the portfolio.
The portfolio was screenprinted by Kelpra Studio and published by Kelpra Editions in 1978 in an edition of 50 with 10 AP and SPP. The rype of paper used was' Vélin Arches "250 gsm. The paper size of all 11 pages is 19 7/8 x 27 9/16 in (505 x 700). Certain images contains notes by the artist and questions (from The Old Glaciers of Switzerland and North Wales (1860) by A. C. Ramsay, F.R.S.) all handwritten by the artist and printed as part of the plates - the image size given always includes these comments. Stones and Bones forms part of a series of unbound portfolios published by Kelpra Editions (other artists in the series are: Ian Tyson , Joe Tilson , Allen Jones , Victor Pasmore , Patrick Heron , Gerd Winner  and Gordon House ).
The artist and publisher consider it a portfolio (although the contents page refers to the portfolio as a book) in which collectors can interchange the prints, displaying whichever they feel s appropriate to their mood.
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