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

Dorette (Kathleen Nancy Woodward). 1932. Etching. Fletcher 72.iv/vii. 9 1/8 x 7 1/4 (sheet 14 1/2 x 10 1/4). Trial prrof 4, prior to the published edition of 100 (111 proofs in all). Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1932; Royal Academy Illustrated, 1932; Print Collector's Quarterly 22 (1935): 74. Printed on cream-colored simili-japon paper with full margins.. Signed and annotated '4th state G.L.B.' and '(1 of 3 proofs thus)' and in pencil. Housed in a 22 3/8 x 20 3/8 Italianate style black and gold wood frame. $6,000.

This is Brockhurst's first published etching of Kathleen Nancy Woodward (Dorette) who was to become his second wife and the subject of his most celebrated etching 'Adolescence'. According to Dorette, Brockhurst worked on this etching over a period of two years.

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