Gertrude HermesTwo People 1934

Share this artwork

Artwork details

Artist
Gertrude Hermes (1901‑1983)
Title
Two People
Date 1934
MediumWood engraving on paper
Dimensionsimage: 508 x 305 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1984
Reference
P77069
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Gertrude Hermes 1901-1983

P77069 Two People1934

Wood engraving 508 x 305 (20 x 12) on wove paper 632 x 432 (24 7/8 x 17) ; watermark ‘BRITISH EMBLEM | MADE IN ENGLAND' plus a rose motif; printed and published by the artist in an edition of 30
Inscribed ‘Two People 19/30' below image b.l. and ‘Gertrude Hermes 1934' below image b.r.
Purchased from the artist's daughter Judy Russell (Grant-in-Aid) 1984

Leon Underwood, whose art school Hermes attended in the 1920s, had begun to purchase examples of African sculpture in London from 1919 and by the 1920s he had amassed a significant collection. It caused him to reassess his formal, emotional and spiritual approach to the human figure, and this naturally affected his teaching… (read more)

About this artwork

Find similar artworks

Artist

Category

On paper, print (16,821)

Decade

1930-9 (1,032)

Subject

abstraction (8,366)
people (21,175)
adults (19,618)
man (8,605)
woman (7,617)
body (2,879)
womb (23)
nudes (2,015)
female (1,335)
male (731)
society (14,241)