Matthew Greenburgh: Redcliffe

Japanese maple - Acer palmatum

128x300cm - edition of 4 plus artist’s proof
64x150cm - edition of 5

“The Heir to Redcliffe” by Charlotte Younge is a compelling Victorian novel in part about the Christian notion that death at the right time is to be welcomed because it presents a clear route to heaven before the soul has been tarnished. This book more than any other made, me appreciate how beautiful in many respects it must actually be to have real faith in a community of ‘true’ believers.

The connection with my picture (other than red in the title) is that the book has three main protagonists whose characters/souls are broadly represented by the leaves – any further explanation would be a spoiler and I don’t want to prevent you from enjoying this excellent book: full of wit, insight and intelligence.






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