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Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, R.A, R.E. 1890-1978.

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Aglaia (Anaïs ). 1926. Etching. Fletcher 54.vi/viii. 5 7/16 x 4 3/16 (sheet 11 1/2 x 9 1/8). One of three proofs in this state, before the plate was reduced. edition of 111. An extremely rich proof printed on cream wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed and annotated in pencil '6th G.L.B (1 of 3 proofs thus). $375.

Aglaia (Anaïs ). 1926. Etching. Fletcher 54. 8 7/8 x 6 3/4 (sheet 15 x 11). Trial proof, apart from the edition of 111. Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 21 (1943): 322. An extremely rich proof printed on cream wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Annotated'TRIAL' in pencil; signed in the plate. This is a striking portrait of Brockhurst's first wife. $350.

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Aglaia (or Aglaea) was the goddess of beauty, splendour, glory, magnificence and adornment. She was one of the three Kharites (Graces) who often appears dancing in a circle with her sisters. Aglaia was the wife of the god Hephaistos and the mother of the four younger Kharites named Good-Repute, Praise, Eloquence and Welcome. She was also named Kharis (the Grace) and Kale (Beauty).

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