Herbert Johnson Harvey (1884 - 1928)
Herbert Johnson Harvey, whose father John Rabone Harvey was himself a noted artist, was a landscape and portrait painter as well as a metal worker. His work was exhibited at the Royal Academy and throughout England. During the 1920's he etched penetrating portrait studies with the warmth and character of Old Master works. He lived in Birmingham and later in London at Earl's Court. Biographical information is sadly scant; an artist with such gifts ought to be more widely known and recognized than is apparently the case. Additional information will be greatly welcomed and appreciated.
The Jolly Vagabonds
Etching, 1928; edition of 75. Image size 8-5/16” x 8”; sheet size 15¼” x 10-7/8”. Signed in the plate. Signed and numbered 56/75 in pencil in the lower margin. A remarkable work in fine condition. Recognized as one of the 100 notable prints of 1928, the year of the artist's untimely death.