Self Portrait of Young Life
© Richard Woodward

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Self Portrait of Young Life about 1905
Although most noted for his detailed etchings, Gerald Leslie Brockhurst was also an accomplished painter. This is an early painted self-portrait. As something of a child-prodigy, Brockhurst went on to become one of the most successful portraitists of his day, and enjoyed success both in Britain and the United States. It is for his portraits of women that he is especially remembered and while primarily depicting the women in his life, he also painted society figures such as Marlene Dietrich and the Duchess of Windsor.

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Etching

A form of printmaking in which a metal plate is covered with a substance called a 'ground', usually wax, into which an image is drawn with a needle. Acid is applied, eroding the areas of the plate exposed but not the areas covered by wax. The action of the acid creates lines in the metal plate that hold the ink from which a print is made when the plate is pressed against paper under pressure.

Etching

Details

  • Acc. No. GMA 4849
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 53.50 x 38.50 cm (sight)
  • Credit Presented by Mr Richard Woodward 2005