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

The Two Mélisandes. 1928. Etching. Fletcher 60. 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 (sheet 10 1/2 x 7 1/2). Edition size not stated. Exhibited at the RE, 1929, no.145. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1928; ;Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching: Brockhurst; Print Collector's Quarterly 21 (1943): 327. Printed on cream-colored laid paper with full margins. Printed on cream-colored laid paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. $975.

Anaïs Folin, the artist's first wife, is holding their baby daughter. One of one hundred and eleven impressions of this state. When Anaïs posed for this plate, soon after their baby daughter was born, she was unable to stand for more than twenty minutes so Brockhurst needled directly on to the plate within that time.

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