Current Inventory by Gerald Brockhurst

James McBey

Artist: Gerald Brockhurst
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  Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1890-1978), James McBey, etching, 1931, signed in pencil lower right [also signed in the plate, in reverse, lower right just under the borderline, and titled just under the borderline lower left]. Fletcher 69, ninth state (of nine), from the edition of 111. In excellent condition, the full sheet, 7 1/2 x 10 1/2, the sheet 14 7/8 x 11 inches. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York (with their stock number A55738 Unidentified collector (initials TW lower left margin recto, not in Lugt) A fine impression, printed in black on a cream wove paper. Gerald Leslie Brockhurst was […]

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Una (Portrait of a Creole Lady) – early state

Artist: Gerald Brockhurst
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Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1891-1978), Una (Portrait of a Creole Lady), etching, 1929, signed in pencil lower right, and also inscribed by the artist: “2nd State, GB”. Reference: Fletcher 65, second state (of 10), before the edition of 111. In very good condition, printed on a cream wove paper with full margins, 8 5/8 x 6 1/4, the sheet 15 3/8 x 10 1/8 inches, archival matting. A fine impression of this early state, before the signature in the plate and much additional shading in the background and on the figure. Only 4 proofs are known in this state. A painting […]

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A Galway Peasant (also, An Irish Peasant)

Artist: Gerald Brockhurst
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Gerald Brockhurst (1890-1978), A Galway Peasant (also, An Irish Peasant), etching, 1920, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Fletcher 10, from the edition of 55, third state (of 3), printed on laid paper, the full sheet, in very good condition (remains of prior hinging verso), 4 x 4 1/4, the sheet 10 1/2 x 9 inches, window mount. A fine impression, printed in greyish/black ink on ivory laid paper. Brockhurst was one of the outstanding British artists of the early 20th Century, hugely popular in the ’20’s and early ’30’s. Today he is still renowned for his poignant images of […]

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Elizabeth (Anais, also called the London Coster Girl)

Artist: Gerald Brockhurst
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Gerald Brockhurst, Elizabeth (Anais, also called the London Coster Girl), etching, 1922, signed in pencil lower right, also initialed and annotated “1st State” lower left margin corner [also signed, in reverse, in the plate lower left].  Reference: Fletcher 32, first state (of 10), 2 proofs in this state, edition of 76.  In very good condition, with inkmarks, slight soiling and fingerprints in the margins as befits an early proof impression. 7 x 5 3/8, the sheet 8 1/2 x 11 1/8; the image is 5 3/4 x 4 3/8. A very fine impression of this first state impression (there were only two proofs in this […]

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L’Eventail (The Fan)

Artist: Gerald Brockhurst
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Gerald Brockhurst, L’Eventail (The Fan), etching, 1926, signed in pencil, from the edition of 76. Reference: Fletcher 22, Wright 22. In good condition, on cream laid paper with margins (a thin spot inherent in paper lower margin near edge), the matrix pristine, archival matting. A fine impression of this small but impressive demonstration of Brockhurst’s mastery of etching. The woman carrying the fan is of course Brockhurst’s favorite model, at least at this time, his wife Anais. She wears an embroidered coat which allows Brockhurst to display his capacity to capture complex textures with the etching needle – much as his […]

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Aglaia

Artist: Gerald Brockhurst
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Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1891-1978), Aglaia, etching, 1926, signed in pencil lower right [also signed in reverse in the plate]. Reference: Fletcher 54, ninth state (of 9), from the edition of 106.  In very good condition apart from slight light toning, with wide margins, 5 x 3 1/2, the sheet 11 x 8 1/4 inches, archival window matting. A fine delicately printed impression, printed in a blackish/grey ink, on an ivory wove paper. Aglaia was the Greek goddess of beauty, splendour, glory, magnificence and adornment. She was the youngest and most beautiful of the Three Graces, the sisters who typically appear dancing in a circle (the others […]

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The Dancer (Anais)

Artist: Gerald Brockhurst
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Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1891-1978), The Dancer (Anais), 1925, etching, signed lower right and dedicated by the artist (to F.L. Berry, Esq.) lower left [also signed and dated in reverse in the plate lower left]. Reference: Fletcher 52, seventh state (of 7). From the edition of 107. In good condition, with slightest toning, with full margins and as issued and (not archivally) matted, 9 1/4 x 5 1/2, the sheet 15 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches. Provenance: F. L. Berry (not in Lugt, see note below) Roddy Willis has graciously provided an extensive background note on this provenance, which I quote from with permission: […]

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