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Title

Etched invitation to private viewing by Hubert von Herkomer with pen and ink inscription to The Hon W Littleton & friends

1881


Artist

Sir Hubert von Herkomer

England, Germany

26 May 1849 - 31 Mar 1914


About

Herkomer created this hand inscribed etching in 1881 as a personalised invitation to a private viewing of his newly completed works on show at Goupil & Co. Galleries on the Strand, London. Herkomer is known to have produced a handful of such invitations for his solo exhibitions. The figure of the sailor derives from Herkomer’s painting Missing (1880); one of the headline works mentioned in the invitation. This invitation will sit alongside our current holdings of Herkomer’s works and provide an insight into the artist’s practice of creating etched invitations using elements of his works.


Details


Date

1881


Media category

Ephemera


Materials used

etching


Dimensions

19.5 x 10.5 cm


Signature & date

Signed and dated c.l., pen "HH/1881".


Credit

Gift of Michael Crane in memory of Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards 2017


Location

Not on display


Accession number

488.2017


Artist information

Sir Hubert von Herkomer

Works in the collection

4


Provenance


Unknown, pre 2013

Lee MacCormick Edwards, 25 Apr 2013, London/England, Purchased at Bloomsbury Auctions, London, 25 April 2013, lot 65

Michael Crane, 2014, Edgecliff/Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Considered item to be gifted to the Gallery Gifted to Michael Crane by Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards