Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Una (The Young Creole)

Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Una (The Young Creole)

This exquisite early 20th-century etching by Gerald Leslie Brockhurst RA (1890-1978) depicts a woman of mixed European and African parentage. It’s rendered with his typical attention to detail and imbued with an advanced understanding of the human spirit.

She places her left hand on her heart, perhaps in a symbolic gesture alluding to her nature.

The etching relates to a painting in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, which depicts the same subject.

Signed in pencil, lower right, and housed within a good contemporary frame.

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Medium: Etching on paper
Overall size: 13½” x 16” / 34cm x 41cm
Year of creation: 1929
Condition: Overall very presentable.
Artist’s auction highlight: Artist’s auction highlight: £105,000 achieved for ‘Nadia’ at Christie's in 2014.

Conservation & History

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