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William Lee-Hankey

1869 - 1952

Père Dachicourt by William Lee-Hankey

Père Dachicourt   1920

  Original drypoint.
Signed in pencil, and with the artist’s blindstamp.
Ref: Hardie 185
S 226 x 183 mm; P & I 128 x 100 mm
Very good impression from the only edition of 100 signed proofs, printed by William Lee-Hankey himself.

Although often thought to be a portrait of the priest of Étaples (the village seen in the background), the character depicted in this drypoint is in fact a local fisherman.

On heavy cream wove paper with full margins. Traces of material tape at extreme corners of sheet, otherwise very good original condition. Image surface excellent.