Hubert Herkomer; Kent Hop fields;1883
'English Hop Fields'
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Original drypoint etching
after the painting
Sir Hubert von Herkomer; 1849-1914; Painter and illustrator, born in Germany, his family settled in England where he studied painting at Southampton and the South Kensington Schools. He worked first as an illustrator, but soon achieved great success with his subject paintings depicting the lives of the poor.
This etching has retained its excellent colouring, bright and unfaded with dark brown ink lines, superb detail and drypoint burr, the image measuring 33 cms. x 26 cms. (13 x 10 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression.
Printed on a medium wove paper sheet folio size 43 cms. x 34 cms. (17 x 13 ins.) with full margins.
Unmounted and unframed, with a collectors stamp in blue ink on the reverse, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.