Ernest Heber Thompson (New Zealand artist) Ballet dancer etching 1920s
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Ernest Heber Thompson
Ernest Heber Thompson; 1891–1971. New Zealand artist, born in Dunedin, studied at Dunedin School of Art, was taught by Alfred Henry O'Keeffe. Joined the army in World War, was wounded and sent to Brockenhurst, U.K to recover. An army scholarship enabled him to studied at The Slade and The Royal College of Art studied etching under Frank Short. He then settled in London where he remained as painter, etcher, and teacher. In the Second World War Thompson served as an Air Raid Warden during the Blitz. He also represented The New Zealand National Gallery in London and was responsible for many important additions to the National Collection.
This original etching is bright and unfaded in black ink with excellent detail and plate tone, the image measuring approximately 13 cms. x 19 cms. (5 x 7½ ins.) printed within a strong platemark and impression on a medium wove sheet, size 16 cms. x 23 cms. (6½ x 9 ins.)
Unmounted and unframed, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.