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Sir Hubert von Herkomer

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Babes in the Wood sold

Babes in the Wood   1880

Original etching.

Very good, strong impression of Sir Hubert von Herkomer’s best-known etching.


[Figure studies for paintings] sold

[Figure studies for paintings]   1884

Original etching.

Rare signed proof impression, printed by the artist himself, aside from the edition used in Hubert Herkomer’s book on etching and engraving in 1892.


Thanksgiving sold

Thanksgiving   1885

Etching by Hubert Herkomer, after the design by Frederick Walker.

Excellent pencil signed proof impression with the remarque portrait of Frederick Walker, before the engraved lettering.



Born at Waal in Bavaria, Hubert Herkomer was taken by his parents to America at the age of two. After six years, the family left for England, where Hubert was to live for the rest of his life. He was immensely successful as an artist and is best known for his high Victorian portraiture, and his paintings of social genre. A masterly technician in both etching and engraving, Hubert Herkomer experimented extensively in new printmaking techniques; he taught and wrote on printmaking methods and lectured widely on technique. Widely honoured throughout his life, Hubert von Herkomer was knighted in 1907. [more]