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William Lee-Hankey

1869 - 1952

Le Matin by William Lee-Hankey

Le Matin   1925/26

  Original drypoint.
Signed in pencil, and with the artist’s blindstamp.
Ref: Post Hardie
S 322 x 366 mm; P 248 x 294 mm;  I 243 x 291 mm
Excellent impression with strong drypoint burr, from the only edition of 100 signed proofs, printed by the artist himself.

Le Matin displays perfectly the rapid flowing style of William Lee-Hankey’s later drypoint work. Here, the artist has demonstrated his outstanding ability in the drypoint medium to the full. Executed with remarkable speed and precision, there is an unposed spontaneity to this interior study which is further emphasised by the sparse surroundings of the room. There is a leisurely flourish to the manner in which Lee-Hankey has drawn the ruffled bedclothes shortly after his model has awoken.

On heavy cream wove paper with full margins, as issued. Excellent condition.