Did Edward Gorey Visit Here?!

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artwhiz47

Hamburg, United States

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Small 12" x 16"
Medium 16" x 20"
Large 18" x 24"
X large 24" x 32"
Note: 1" - 2" minimum borders will be added around images and will vary depending on the appropriate aspect ratio to fit each paper size. Images are centered and 'padded' for non-standard sized images.

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  • Custom sized prints (with various border widths)
  • Gallery quality vibrant colours
  • Lightly textured 100% cotton paper
  • Refer to size chart for dimensions if self framing

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Artist's Description

In a word, no. But any fan of the Master Draughtsman of the Macabre & Offbeat cannot fail, when confronted by this interesting stone, to think of the late, lamented Ted.

This marker is one of a line of similar pieces that marches straight through the middle of the churchyard at the Canonbie (Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland) United Parish Church. They are distinctive for their simplicity, & while I realize that the concept of the ‘grinning skull’ is hardly a new one, these all had what I thought were singularly benign expressions. This one appears to be showing off his new teeth. And speaking of benign, note the sweet little Orangutan face up top…. Inscriptions were illegible on most, & we had difficulty dating them, but I would guess, despite their ancient & eldritch aspects, that they were 18th Century products. A little digging, to coin a phrase, would probably turn up (to coin another phrase… sorry) more.

More on Edward Gorey here. Images of his work galore on Google Images.

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