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William Lee-Hankey

1869 - 1952

Marie of the Fields by William Lee-Hankey

Marie of the Fields   1919

  Original drypoint.
Signed in pencil, and with the artist’s blindstamp.
Ref: Hardie 168
S 277 x  196 mm; P & I 201 x 125 mm
Outstanding impression with rich drypoint burr, from the only edition of 100 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

William Lee-Hankey’s studies of adolescence are the finest of his printed works – here he has depicted the young Marie in pensive mood set against the fields and village of Étaples.

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) and along with Denise has always been one of William Lee-Hankey’s most sought-after original prints.

On warm white wove paper with wide margins. Faintest suggestion of time tone in outer margins only, otherwise excellent condition.