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Vernon Hill

1887 - 1953

The Vigil by Vernon Hill

The Vigil   c.1926

  Original etching.
Signed and titled in pencil.
S 214 x 166 mm; P & I 159 x 121 mm
Original Vernon Hill etching.

Beautiful signed proof impression with fine, clear line. No published edition of this etching is recorded.

Powerful, elegant and sybolic, The Vigil distills the finest qualities of Vernon Hill's etchings into an image of great beauty. The graceful guardian and his dog maintain their vigil beneath a solitary star, keeping watch over the sleeping women folk. The man's naked figure suggests a purity of purpose which is reinforced by his reverent pose, kneeling before his sword as though it were a form of crucifix. However, there is a deeper symbolism pervading this elegant work which remains both fascinating and mysterious in its beauty.

On cream laid paper with full margins and deckle edge. Generally very good original condition.