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Meanderthal Roturns (ed. 18 of 25), 1947

soft ground etching and aquatint, 15 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. (40.3 x 24.8 cm)

“Mason’s titles are often provocative and ambiguous rather than descriptive. She enjoyed these qualities in the elaboration of language in ‘Finnegan’s Wake’ where words and phrases were often shattered and rearranged.”

As Una E. Johnson described in “Alice Trumbull Mason: Etchings and Woodcuts,” the title of this print, “Meanderthal Roturns,” was derived from Alice’s readings of “Finnegan’s Wake” by James Joyce.