Copyright 1912 by Frost & Reed Ltd. (of Bristol, England) in the United States of America.
Etching, signed artist's proof. Plate destroyed. Limited printing. Framed. 455 x 700mm (18 x 27½"). Light foxing. Unexamined out of frame.
A fine detailed impression of a polar bear, facing to the left, within an icey landscape. Herbert Dicksee was an English painter who specialised in paintings of dogs and animals. He studied at the Slade School of Art and his first painting was exhibited in 1881. His paintings were usually done from life, he kept numerous dogs as pets and frequented London Zoo. His daughter, Dorothy was the executor of his will, which directed her to destroy most of the plates for his etchings to prevent any further impressions from being producted.
[Ref: 35762] £1,250.00