Larkspur graphic (#178) Larkspur Landing:
Edition of 1693 of which 125 copies are signed 1-125, 26 copies are signed A-Z as artist's proofs; XX are signed as dedication copies, and three sets are signed as progressives.

August 4, 1998 17-1/2" x 24" 11 colors

Client: Karl Hoagland, Larkspur Landing, Larkspur Hospitality Company Larkspur CA 94939 Telephone: (415) 945-1930 x 11 Dedication copies: Karl Hoagland
After Bruce Porter California Arts & Crafts Stained Glass (1910)

Hospitality has for millenia constituted a sacred duty, and the host-guest relationship inviolate. "All strangers and beggars are from Zeus, and a gift, though small, is precious."* The offering of food and lodging was regarded as a special sort of righteousness, a good deed that brought blessings both upon the giver and upon the recipient. In this latter day. pilgrims and travelers have come to overstrain private means, and networks of roads, of railways, of airports are now supported by public lodging places in which the traveller may find a home if only for the night, a place to lay his head in safety. The old rules still apply. Therefore within these walls partake peacefully of the "sleep that knits up the ravell'd sleeve of care, the death of each day's life, sore labor's bath, balm of hurt minds, great nature's second course, chief nourisher in life's feast."**

*The Odyssey, VI, l. 207

**Macbeth, II, ii, 36