10th Jul, 2022 12:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 60


* HANNAH FRANK (SCOTTISH 1908 - 2008),
pen and ink on paper, signed and dated 1952
image size 44cm x 34.5cm, overall size 63cm x 52cm
Mounted, framed and under glass.
Label verso: Reading Fine Art Gallery Ltd., Reading.
Note: The last known pen & ink drawing by the artist, who moved on to sculpture as her sole medium following 1952. Illustrated on page 110 of the book 'Hannah Frank, A Glasgow Artist: Drawings & Sculptures'. "Girl at the Window" was published as one of Hannah Frank's highly desirable signed lithographs.
Note 2: Hannah 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 1920s and her haunting pen and ink drawings have been exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Glasgow Institute. A series of lithographs of some of her 90 drawings were made in the 1960s and again in the 1980s to satisfy the demand for her work after exhibitions in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Only a relatively few of these prints were hand signed (in pencil) by Hannah and it's understood that only one print was ever editioned (numbered) in a conventional manner. 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).


A condition report is offered as an indication of any issues visible to the naked eye. As none of our staff is a professional conservator or restorer, buyers must satisfy themselves in respect of condition and McTear’s can provide contact details of local professionals who can provide fully comprehensive expert reports, usually for a modest charge. The condition report does not form part of any contract between McTear's and the buyer, and all lots are offered "as is" in accordance with our Terms of Business available on our website.


Sold for £1,200
Estimated at £800 - £1,200

Request a free auction estimate

Complete the form below and one of our specialists will get back to you.

Please upload at least 1 image

Drag and drop .jpg images here to upload, or click here to select images.