RICHARD HAMILTON (1922-2011), BRITISH
ESQUISSE (SKETCH), (ALSO KNOWN AS DOUBLE HAPPINESS, SHIZIZHI), 1972 [LULLIN, 87]
Soft-ground etching with handcolouring with colour pencil on Hodgkinson Waterleaf paper signed, titled, and numbered 22/40 in pencil to margin (there were also 4 artist's proofs). Published by Petersburg Press, London.
Plate/Sheet 7.5 x 10.6 in — 19.1 x 26.9 cm 14.5 x 17.75 in — 36.5 x 45 cm
Private Collection, Victoria, BC
Edition Hansjörg Mayer in association with Waddington Graphics, "Richard Hamilton: Prints 1939-83", Stuttgart and London 1984, no. 85 (another from the edition illustrated).
This work is also uniquely titled, also known as “Double Happiness” (and "Double Happiness Shizizhi”) which references a popular brand of Chinese toilet tissue.