illiam Lee Hankey (1869–1952) was a British painter, printmaker, and book illustrator. He specialized in landscapes, character studies, and portraits of pastoral life, particularly in studies of mothers with young children.
He was born in Chester and worked as a designer after leaving school. He studied art in the evenings at the Chester School of Art, then at the Royal College of Art.
Later in Paris, he became influenced by the work of Jules Bastien-Lepage, who also favoured rustic scenes depicted in a realistic but sentimental style.
He first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1896 and was President of the London Sketch Club from 1902 to 1904.
He lived in France for a time and produced a body of work featuring French villages and Breton peasants. He taught etching at London Goldsmith's College and exhibited frequently at the Royal Academy.
His figure study etchings show great technical virtuosity
This is a fabulous etching and drypoint print by Hankey. It shows Breton Lady in prayer. It is signed in the plate with the artist's monogram, lower right, and also signed in pencil below the image.
Image size: 25 x 16 cm; Frame size is 46 x 34 cm
A museum-quality image - another impression is in the Detroit Museum of Arts in the United States.
This is a fine impression and is being sold in its original old frame.
UK posting only - it will be sent with Parcelforce24 and it will cost £10 - this will be applied to your order at the checkout.