Paul Drury, 'September'

Paul Drury, 'September'

Paul Drury (1903-1987)
'September'
England
1928
Etching
Museum no. E.3169-2004
Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund
© The Estate of Paul Drury

Strongly influenced by the imagery of both Samuel Palmer and Edward Calvert, 'September' is the most successful of all Paul Drury's landscapes. It exquisitely evokes  the peace and fecundity of the English countryside, bathed in the rich glow of late evening sunlight, as two women and a child gather fallen fruit from beneath an apple tree. With meticulous craftsmanship, the artist took the print through 13 etched states and careful burnishing of the plate in order to achieve his effects of subtly glimmering light.