Delight! Yesterday R found a second of these strange and highly unusual etchings by Felim Egan. This on the heels of being in touch with the artist who confirmed that these were indeed from his time in the early 1970s as an art student in Portsmouth. Although he hasn't numbered them, they were, he says, only printed maybe 4 or 5 times and given to friends and family when they had served their purpose as works by a student learning about printmaking.
The series from which these come drew its inspiration from his exploration of the imagery of The Book of Durrow, and are possibly the only currently known figurative work by this artist - utterly different from anything in his present oeuvre.
Of course, we also ran the first one by a specialist at Bonhams and suffice it to say, their auction valuation has put a smile on our faces.