Horse and Boy

Additional information


Edition variable reduction woodcut


Edition Variable (E.V) of 25

Sheet Size

Sheet size: 49 x 33.5 cm (19 1/4 x 13 1/8 in)


Signed and numbered by the artist on the front


Published by Hammick Editions, 2019


Tom Hammick’s Horse and Boy is part of over 40 images the artist made to illustrate Adam Nicolson’s The Making of Poetry, which celebrates the formative relationship between the Romantic poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge whilst they stayed in The Quantock in Somerset. Hammick writes that this creative synergy “kickstarted the romantic movement with a new understanding that the cerebral relationship between man and his/her natural surroundings was key to a more holistic approach to how humankind is part and parcel of the environment”. The exuberant colour palette in Horse and Boy interconnects the figure to their surroundings; or as Wordsworth writes: “All things shall live in us, and we shall live / In all things that surround us.”