Gertrude Hermes 1901-1983
P77071 Ring Net Fishers1955
Linocut 558 x 755 (22 x 29 3/4) on T.H. Saunders paper 687 x 901 (27 x 35 1/2); watermark ‘THSAUNDERS'; printed and published by the artist in a second edition of 10
Inscribed ‘Ring net Fishers 2nd Edition 1/10' below image b.l. and ‘Gertrude Hermes 1955' below image b.r.
Purchased from the artist's daughter Judy Russell (Grant-in-Aid) 1984
In 1945 Hermes began to introduce colour into her graphic work. This was done in two ways; either by adding colour to her wood engravings, or by making linocuts which were printed in colour. P77071 is an example of the latter, and is printed using black, lilac, fuschia pink and blue inks. In Gertrude Hermes's retrospective exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in Oct.-Nov.1967, no…