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70 3404 Brockhurst G L 1890 1978
70/3404 Brockhurst, G.L. (1890-1978). Adolescence (Kathleen Nancy Woodward). Etching, 36,8x26,5 cm., signed in pencil.

- Trifle yellowed; upper margin tipped onto passepartout. Some pencil annots. in lower blank margin (i.a. the titlle and "91 proofs"). Verso w. "XIX" in pen in lower margin.

= This etching is considered Brockhursts print masterpiece and is probably his most celebrated work in the medium. The sitter is Dorette Woodward and the print is based on a charcoal drawing in the Wiggin Collection, Boston Public Library, Massachusetts. "In 1929 Brockhurst met Kathleen Woodward when she was a 17 year old model at the Royal Academy Schools in London. Their relationship developed rapidly and Brockhurst rechristened her Dorette; the pair eloped to America amidst great scandal. For Brockhurst, Dorette embodied his vision of young womanhood. The work displays Brockhursts virtuosity in rendering a variety of surfaces, textures and tones. His depiction of a young girl contemplating her image in a mirror has both a sensual vulnerability and sexual yearning rare in Brockhursts work" (British Council Visual Arts). SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE IX.

€ (8.000-10.000)