Etchings

Between 1973 and 1975, O’Connor pursued his interest in etching and produced two series of etchings, the first, “In Nomine Domini”, a series based on the lives of early English composers accompanying texts by Michael Schützer-Weissmann, which were printed by Hugh Stoneman at the Islington Studio in London and were exhibited in 1974 at the Marlborough Gallery, London, and a series of Window Views exhibited subsequently at the Oxford Gallery with other individual etchings. He also started at that time a series of etchings - illustrations to the reedition of “The Chymical Wedding” by Christian Rosenkreutz - in collaboration with Ian Mortimer, O.B.E. (whose press I.M. Imprimit was responsible for the printing of the texts of the folio “In Nomine Domini”) but the sponsor of this last project, Glyn Welby-Everard, unfortunately died before its completion.

Etchings 1 to 5:

Selected from “In Nomine Domini”, a suite of eight etchings with accompanying texts by Michael Schützer-Weissmann illustrating stories of the lives of eight early English composers.

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John Taverner

Etching, plate size 25.4 x 36.8 cm, sheet size 56.5 x 38.1 cm
Private collection

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John Bull

Etching, plate size 25.4 x 36.8 cm, sheet size 56.5 x 38.1 cm
Private collection

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William Byrd

Etching, plate size 25.4 x 36.8 cm, sheet size 56.5 x 38.1 cm
Private collection

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John Jenkins

Etching, plate size 25.4 x 36.8 cm, sheet size 56.5 x 38.1 cm
Private collection

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Henry Purcell

Soft ground etching, plate size 25.4 x 36.8 cm, sheet size 56.5 x 38.1 cm
Private collection

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The Chymical Wedding I

Frontispiece to “The Chymical Wedding” by Christian Rosenkreutz
Etching, plate size 18 x 14 cm, sheet size 25 x 18 cm
Private collection

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The Chymical Wedding II

Illustration to “The Chymical Wedding” by Christian Rosenkreutz
Etching, plate size 18 x 14 cm, sheet size 25 x 18 cm
Private collection

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Tree and leaf

Etching, 21 x 17 cm
Private collection

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Pena Palace, Sintra

Etching and aquatint, 17 x 27 cm
Private collection

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Moorish Castle, Sintra

Etching and aquatint, 23 x 20 cm
Private collection

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Chrysanthemum and carnation

Etching, 20 x 15 cm
Private collection

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Window view I

Etching, 28 x 18 cm
Private collection

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Window view II

Etching, 28 x 18 cm
Private collection

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Window view III

Etching, 28 x 18 cm
Private collection

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Window view IV

Etching, 28 x 18 cm
Private collection