Etched invitation to private viewing by Hubert von Herkomer with pen and ink inscription to The Hon W Littleton & friends
Sir Hubert von Herkomer
26 May 1849 - 31 Mar 1914
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.
19.5 x 10.5 cm
Signature & date
Signed and dated c.l., pen "HH/1881".
Gift of Michael Crane in memory of Dr Lee MacCormick Edwards 2017
Not on display
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