THE BLACK SILK DRESS 1927
Gerald Leslie Brockhurst (1890 – 1978)
- 22.3 X 16.1 CM
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The sitter is the artist’s wife, Anaïs, who came from the Basque region of France. The etching is after an oil painting in the collection of St Louis Museum of Art, and shows Brockhurst’s virtuosity in rendering a variety of textures: the silk dress, the feathered plumes of the hat, the glaze of the vase and the flawless skin of the sitter.