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Gerald Leslie Brockhurst

  1890 - 1978
 
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The West of Ireland

The West of Ireland   1928

Original etching.

Excellent impression with beautiful clarity of line and outstanding tonal range. From the only edition of 111 signed proofs of the completed image.

£875



The Black Silk Dress

The Black Silk Dress   1927

Original etching.

Particularly fine trial proof impression of the completed state of the etching. A proof taken prior to the main edition of 76 impressions, inscribed by Brockhurst in pencil "Trial".

£950



Ranunculus

Ranunculus   1921

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression with exceptional tonal range. From the only published edition of 76 signed proofs in the completed state of the plate.

Ranunculus is considered to be the finest of Brockhurst’s early portrait etchings.

£650



The Amberley Boy, No.2 sold

The Amberley Boy, No.2   1928

Original etching.

Excellent impression from the only published edition of 111 signed proofs in the completed state of the plate (137 in all).

SOLD



Almina sold

Almina   1924

Original etching.

Particularly fine impression from the only published edition of 76 signed proofs in the completed state of the plate (89 in all). The plate is known to have been destroyed.

SOLD



Nadia

Nadia   1921

Original etching.

Exceptionally rare first state proof impression. One of only three proofs printed in the 1st state of the plate.

£475



Phémie (Marguérite) sold

Phémie (Marguérite)   1923

Original etching.

Very fine impression from the only published edition of 76 signed proofs in the completed state of the plate (79 in all).

SOLD



Zélie (Marguérite)

Zélie (Marguérite)   1920

Original etching.

Very fine signed proof impression in the only known state of the plate. From the only edition of 40 signed proofs (43 in all).

£235



Anaïs II

Anaïs II   1930

Original etching.

Brilliant early working proof impression, prior to the normal edition. One of only five proofs printed in the 4th state of the plate (130 In all). Signed and inscribed in pencil by the artist “4th state GLB”.

£580



Albert H. Wiggin, Esq. (of New York)

Albert H. Wiggin, Esq. (of New York)   1932

Original etching.

Outstanding proof impression with rich blacks and striking contrast. From the only edition of 58 signed proofs (64 in all).

£280



Henry Bell, Esq.

Henry Bell, Esq.   1930

Original etching.

One of only 2 proofs pulled in the second state of the plate. Exceptionally early working proof impression, signed and inscribed by Brockhurst in pencil “2 State”.

£275



Henry Bell, Esq.

Henry Bell, Esq.   1930

Original etching.

Excellent signed proof impression with rich blacks and striking contrast. From the only published edition of 68 signed proofs in the completed state of the plate (74 in all).

£295



Dr. Reese

Dr. Reese   1939

Original etching.

One of only two proofs pulled in the first state of this plate.

Excellent impression prior to the artist’s etched signature and prior to considerable shading and alterations, especially on the sitter’s jacket, waistcoat, and in the background.

£250



A Galway Peasant

A Galway Peasant   1920

Original etching.

Fine, delicate impression in the completed state of the plate. From the only edition of 55 signed proofs (63 in all).

£240

 

Entirely self-taught in the art of etching, Brockhurst perfected a form of stipple-like technique through which he achieved an astonishing finish which remains unsurpassed in its brilliance.