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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

  • 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Sir Hubert von Herkomer

    Works in the collection

    4

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  • 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.

  • 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

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