William Lee Hankey R.W.S., R.I., R.O.I., R.E., N.S. 1869 – 1952
Provenance : Ex private collection.
Lee Hankey studied under Walter Schroeder at the Royal College of Art having spent an earlier period at the Chester School of Art. He later continued his studies in Paris.
He exhibited at many of the principal London galleries from 1893, gaining election to a number of important societies.
In 1902 he was elected president of the London Sketch Club.
He won a gold medal at the Barcelona International Exhibition and a bronze medal in Chicago. He also exhibited at the Paris Salon and other important galleries. He spent much of his time in the French countryside painting the everyday life of the French peasant.
This is a particularly fine etching by the artist in a medium in which he excelled.