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© Richard Woodward. Purchased, 1982. Museums Sheffield
Portrait of Henry Rushbury
Date Made/Found: 1930
Artist: Gerald Leslie Brockhurst , British, 1890 - 1978
Sitter: Henry Rushbury , British, 1889 - 1968
Material and Medium: etching on paper
Dimensions: Mount: 505 x 405mm Sight size: 267 x 195mm Image size: 252 x 187mm
Department: Visual Art
Accession Number: VIS.5108
Gerald Brockhurst first met the artist Henry Rushbury at Birmingham School of Art and they became lifelong friends. This portrait is believed to have been painted around the time that Rushbury was Keeper of the Royal Academy and Head of the Royal Academy Schools. He held this position from 1949 to 1964 and is known to have taken Brockhurst on a tour around the collections. Brockhurst was a successful etcher and is especially known for his portraits. They included celebrities and royalty such as Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor and Marlene Dietrich.
Display Location: In Store
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