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William Lee-Hankey

  1869 - 1952
 
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The Knitting Lesson

The Knitting Lesson   1913-14

Original drypoint.

Exceptionally strong impression with rich drypoint burr, printed by the artist himself.
From the edition of only 15 signed proofs.

£520



Women of Étaples

Women of Étaples   c.1928

Original drypoint.

Excellent impression with totally fresh drypoint burr and exceptional contrast. A particularly strong impression from the only edition of 100 signed proofs printed by the artist himself.

£365



[Girl seated in a doorway]

[Girl seated in a doorway]   c.1910-13

Original drypoint and aquatint, printed in colours.

One of only 24 proofs projected by the artist – it is thought unlikely that this edition was ever printed in full.

£495



The Alhambra, Granada

The Alhambra, Granada   1906

Original etching and aquatint, printed in colours.

One of only 6 or 8 proofs printed in colours,
inscribed by the artist in pencil “No.3 The Alhambra”.

£675



The Secret

The Secret   1920

Original drypoint.

Superb impression with rich drypoint burr and strong contrast,
from the only edition of 100 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

£520



Marie of the Fields

Marie of the Fields   1919

Original drypoint.

Outstanding impression with rich drypoint burr,
from the only edition of 100 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.
This charming portrait of a young French girl holds the record for any William Lee-Hankey print at auction (£2,049 including premium at Bonhams, London on 4th Dec.2002, lot 312, erroneously catalogued as “Goose Girl”).

£1,500



Fading Light

Fading Light   1923

Original drypoint.

Very good signed proof impression with rich blacks and full tonal range. From the only edition of 35 signed proofs printed by the artist himself.

£320



In the Doorway

In the Doorway   1909

Original etching with drypoint.

One of only 6 impressions printed in the first state of the plate,
prior to the addition of aquatint.
Very rare early working proof impression, prior to the normal edition.

£420



The Open Window

The Open Window   1923

Original drypoint.

Excellent impression with strong, fresh drypoint burr,
from the only edition of 100 signed proofs printed by the artist himself.

£495



Père Dachicourt

Père Dachicourt   1920

Original drypoint.

Very good impression from the only edition of 100 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

£135



Le Matin

Le Matin   1925/26

Original drypoint.

Excellent impression with strong drypoint burr,
from the only edition of 100 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

£240