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Ruth Ewan, Black Neb, 2013
Ruth Ewan, Black Neb, 2013
Ruth Ewan, Black Neb, 2013

Ruth Ewan, Black Neb, 2013


  • To coincide with Memorialmania – her Observers’ Walk made in collaboration with Astrid Johnston – Ruth Ewan made three woodblock print editions. Centred around the history of political radicalism on Calton Hill, the prints are informed by the research undertaken for the project.

    The second in the series of limited editions is Black-Neb. ‘Black-neb’ is a lost Scots insult from the eighteenth century, used to refer to a democrat or those with sympathies towards the French Revolution. This is a word that certainly would have been applied to many of the political reformers commemorated on Calton Hill.

    • Edition of 20
    • 77.5 x 62 cm 
    • Signed and numbered on reverse
    • Made by Robert Smail's Printing Works, Innerleithen
    • Available framed on request
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