A Son of France
William Lee-Hankey (1869-1952). Etching and drypoint, 200 x 130 mm., from the edition of 50, Hardie 115, pencil signed and with the artist's blind stamp. Fine impression on heavy wove paper with full margins, backed with another sheet. Though Lee-Hankey was British, he spent many years in the small fishing town of Étaples in the Pas de Calais section of northern France, whose inhabitants furnished the subjects for many of his fine etchings. Honest, unpretentious but skillfully done, they give us a feeling of people and place.