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Lot 539 (The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction, 16th August 2020)

SEA STORY, A LITHOGRAPH BY HANNAH FRANK

Sold for £600


 

* HANNAH FRANK (SCOTTISH 1908 - 2008),
SEA STORY (1929)
lithograph, signed in pencil
34cm x 22.5cm
Mounted, framed and under glass.
"Sea Story" is one of the rarest Hannah Frank signed prints and so far as we can ascertain, this is the first example to be offered at auction, anywhere, in recent years.
Note: Hanna Frank was the last living link to the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau period. She studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Glasgow University in the 1920`s and her haunting pen and ink drawings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Glasgow Institute. A series of prints of some of her 90 drawings were made in the 1960's and again in the 1980's to satisfy demand for her work after exhibitions in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Only a few of these prints were ever signed by Hannah who found the task of numbering and signing "tiresome". A major exhibition at the Royal Glasgow Institute in 2006 brought her work to a new generation of admirers and received considerable press coverage. Her work toured for five years in the UK and the USA culminating in an exhibition at Glasgow University which opened on her 100th birthday 23rd August 2008. After her death she was awarded a posthumous Honorary Doctorate at Glasgow University and Glasgow City Council`s Lord Provost`s Award For Art (2009).

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