Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1890-1978), James McBey, etching, 1931, signed in pencil lower right [also signed in the plate, in reverse, lower right just under the borderline, and titled just under the borderline lower left]. Fletcher 69, ninth state (of nine), from the edition of 111. In excellent condition, the full sheet, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, the sheet 14 7/8 x 11 inches. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York (with their stock number A55738 Unidentified collector (initials TW lower left margin recto, not in Lugt) A fine impression, printed in black on a cream wove paper. Gerald Leslie Brockhurst was one of the outstanding British artists of the early 20th Century, hugely popular in the ’20’s and early ’30’s. Today he is still renowned for his poignant images of young women and girls and several portraits of contemporaries, including this portrait of James McBey (1883-1959), one of the most distinguished of the Scottish and British Etchers.
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