Signed by the artist in pencil. Printed on wove paper. Edition of 111.
"Considered his finest etched portrait, the present work is based on a painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1929, the first of his portraits to be shown at Burlington House; it prompted many subsequent portrait commissions. Henry Rushbury, fellow artist and long-time friend, was elected A.R.A. in 1927 as an engraver and Brockhurst in 1928 as a painter. The events prompted Brockhurst to choose him as his next portrait subject. In the etching, Brockhurst made a number of alterations to the original setting and dispensed with the landscape in the background. Instead he focused on meticulously working his subject through progressive states - thirteen in total. Each state shows a fresh thinking of the model and is testament to the artistís skill and perseverance. He not only achieved uncanny physical verisimilitude through a meticulous process of articulations and minute refinements to the modelling of his friendís head and figure, but also a glimpse into Henryís personality. In this final state, we see the ideal portrait."
|Image Size||25.2 x 18.4 cm|
|Paper Size||36.8 x 27.2 cm|
|Reference||William Dolan Fletcher no.66|