Rooks and Rain

Hermes, Gertrude Anna Bertha
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Linocut on paper featuring a group of tall trees. There are a number of birds (rooks) circling the trees as it rains. There is a man in the lower left corner. Signed. Dated.
No. 4
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Ink on paper
Height x Width: 760 x 352mm
Height x Width: 1022 x 591mm
Gertrude Hermes, 1950, Signature, Handwritten
Rooks and Rain No. 4, Inscription, Handwritten
3'6x4'9/ 11' x4'9, Inscription, Handwritten
Walter Stuart & Son/ Picture Framers/ 1.0 Hastings St., Napier, Stamp, Stamped
Rooks and Rain/ Linocut by Gertrude Hermes/ Purchased Burden Bequest 1950., Inscription, Handwritten
[Abridged on card] Gertrude Hermes was commissioned by the Victoria and Albert Museum to do prints representing the seasons. This was her rendering of Winter... So far only 4 copies have been printed - No. 1 went to the Victoria and Albert Museum, no. 2 to the British Museum Print room, no.3 to the Bodleian Library at Oxford, and no. 4 is here in Napier. It is possible that no further prints will be taken., Cutting, Printed
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Purchase. © Estate of Gertrude Hermes.
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