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Gerrish Fine Art have an international reputation as specialists in British art, with a focus on 19th and 20th century printmaking. We also deal in American and European works, including prints, drawings, paintings, photography and sculpture. Gerrish Fine Art is now predominantly an online gallery, though customers can be met, on a ‘by appointment’ basis, at our domestic viewing space in the heart of London’s St. James’s. We present monthly online exhibitions on our website and publish physical catalogues on occasion for special collections.

 

Hilary Gerrish started his career in art dealing in 1972, as a partner in N.W. Lott and H.J. Gerrish. He worked from their gallery in St. James’s until 1985, at which point he went independent and created Gerrish Fine Art. The company has since developed into a family business; first with the addition of his daughter Georgie in 2008 (MA Art History, The Courtauld Institute of Art) and subsequently of his son Henry in 2010 (MA Art History, St Andrews).

 

Gerrish Fine Art has placed numerous works of outstanding quality and rarity into the permanent collections of over 50 international museums and institutions. We further work directly with many of the world’s leading private collectors in our field. We have exhibited at the London Original Print Fair every year since its foundation over 30 years ago, and have participated in other fairs including the IFPDA Fine Art Print Fair (New York), The 20/21 British Art Fair and The Drawing and Watercolour Fair (London). We regularly lend works of art from our collection to museum and gallery exhibitions, and have curated several group and solo shows of our own over the years. Gerrish Fine Art is a member of both the IFPDA (International Fine Print Dealers Association) and CINOA (International Federation of Art and Antique Dealer Associations).

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'Two Vases In The Louvre' - David Hockney

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Gerrish Fine Art is delighted to present a group of thirty etchings by David Hockney, one of Britain’s most celebrated contemporary artists and finest printmakers. The highlight of our exhibition is ‘Two Vases in the Louvre’, 1974, one of Hockney first large format colour etchings. We also have a very rare set of Hockney’s ‘Blue Guitar’ etchings from 1976-77 which we will be selling individually, and twelve etchings from his 1969 suite ‘Six Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm’.

Together these etchings span a key decade of the artist’s career, from the late sixties to the late seventies, and demonstrate his extraordinary mastery of the etching medium, whether soft ground etching, hard ground etching, or aquatint, in both black and white and colour. Hockney’s move into colour etching in the early seventies was stimulated by his move to Paris between 1973 and 1975, where he worked extensively at the Atelier Crommelynck, where Picasso printed during the final two decades of his life. Aldo Crommelynck introduced Hockney to both the use of the sugar-lift technique, which enabled him to recreate brush marks on the etched plate, and the use of a single plate for multi-coloured etchings rather than having to register separate plates for each colour. Both of these techniques were revelations for Hockney and proved essential to the genesis of both ‘Two Vases in the Louvre’ and ‘The Blue Guitar’.

Gerrish Fine Art: David Hockney Etchings

David Hockney

Two Vases In The Louvre

1974

99 x 91.5 cm

Etching, Softground Etching & Aquatint

Signed and dated by the artist in pencil. Numbered from the edition of 75 (there were also 18 proofs). Printed on Inveresk mould-made paper. Printed by Maurice Payne, Kent Jones and Dany Levy. Published by Petersburg Press.

Price on Application

David Hockney

The Old Guitarist (The Blue Guitar)

1976-77

53 x 46 cm

Hardground Etching & Aquatint

Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Stamped on the reverse with the title. Printed on Inveresk mould-made paper. From 'The Blue Guitar' portfolio of twenty etchings. Printed in London and New York at the Petersburg Studios. Published by Petersburg Press in 1977 in an edition of 200 plus 35 proofs.

SOLD

David Hockney

A Picture Of Ourselves (The Blue Guitar)

1976-77

46 x 53 cm

Hardground Etching & Aquatint

Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Stamped on the reverse with the title. Printed on Inveresk mould-made paper. From 'The Blue Guitar' portfolio of twenty etchings. Printed in London and New York at the Petersburg Studios. Published by Petersburg Press in 1977 in an edition of 200 plus 35 proofs.

$12,000

David Hockney

Discord Merely Magnifies (The Blue Guitar)

1976-77

46 x 53 cm

Hardground Etching, Softground Etching & Aquatint

Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Stamped on the reverse with the title. Printed on Inveresk mould-made paper. From 'The Blue Guitar' portfolio of twenty etchings. Printed in London and New York at the Petersburg Studios. Published by Petersburg Press in 1977 in an edition of 200 plus 35 proofs.

$10,500

'The Old Guitarist' - David Hockney

David Hockney

In A Chiaroscuro (The Blue Guitar)

1976-77

46 x 53 cm

Etching & Aquatint

Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Stamped on the reverse with the title. Printed on Inveresk mould-made paper. From 'The Blue Guitar' portfolio of twenty etchings. Printed in London and New York at the Petersburg Studios. Published by Petersburg Press in 1977 in an edition of 200 plus 35 proofs.

$10,500

'Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair' - David Hockney

David Hockney

Two Vases In The Louvre

99 x 91.5 cm

Etching, Softground Etching & Aquatint

Signed and dated by the artist in pencil. Numbered from the edition of 75 (there were also 18 proofs). Printed on Inveresk mould-made paper. Printed by Maurice Payne, Kent Jones and Dany Levy. Published by Petersburg Press.

Price on Application

David Hockney

The Old Guitarist (The Blue Guitar)

53 x 46 cm

Hardground Etching & Aquatint

Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Stamped on the reverse with the title. Printed on Inveresk mould-made paper. From 'The Blue Guitar' portfolio of twenty etchings. Printed in London and New York at the Petersburg Studios. Published by Petersburg Press in 1977 in an edition of 200 plus 35 proofs.

SOLD

David Hockney

A Picture Of Ourselves (The Blue Guitar)

46 x 53 cm

Hardground Etching & Aquatint

Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Stamped on the reverse with the title. Printed on Inveresk mould-made paper. From 'The Blue Guitar' portfolio of twenty etchings. Printed in London and New York at the Petersburg Studios. Published by Petersburg Press in 1977 in an edition of 200 plus 35 proofs.

$12,000

David Hockney

Discord Merely Magnifies (The Blue Guitar)

46 x 53 cm

Hardground Etching, Softground Etching & Aquatint

Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil. Stamped on the reverse with the title. Printed on Inveresk mould-made paper. From 'The Blue Guitar' portfolio of twenty etchings. Printed in London and New York at the Petersburg Studios. Published by Petersburg Press in 1977 in an edition of 200 plus 35 proofs.

$10,500