A Galway Peasant (also, An Irish Peasant)


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 young women and girls (including the famed Adolescence) and several portraits of contemporaries (Rushbury, McBey); to print lovers portraits such as this example show him at his best: a master etcher, and superb draftsman.