Billy Childish - Frozen Estuary River Roach 1947
Signed with his usual hangman's gallows symbol
From the edition of 31 copies
Paper size - 42 x 30.5 cm
Image size - 39 x 25.5 cm
Provenanced directly from the printing house
Billy Childish - Frozen Estuary River Roach 1947 is a stunning example of the artists work, faithfully reproduced in archival print form from the original painting. The image is inspired by historic photographs of this area combined with the artist’s own iconography and personal memories. Childish also cites Joseph Conrad as an influence, who also lived and wrote in north Kent quite near to where Childish lives today. Conrad’s novel "The Heart of Darkness" is set onboard a small vessel resting at anchor off Gravesend, a town on the River Thames 6 miles from Childish’s home.