Broken Tackle

Sir Hubert von Herkomer British, born Germany

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This view shows a young man holding a fishing rod near an expanse of river near Landsberg am Lech, Bavaria. Originating from that region, Herkomer's family had moved briefly to America then settled in England in 1857. Despite early poverty, he achieved success as a painter, watercolorist, and illustrator and also worked as an etcher and mezzotint engraver. He became a Royal Academician in 1890, then joined the Royal Watercolour Society and Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, and taught at Oxford as Slade Professor of Fine Art between 1885 and 1894. As a printmaker, Herkomer mastered a range of techniques with "Broken Tackle" demonstrating his delight in the expressive potential of etching. The subject pays tribute to the land of his birth–a region to which he often returned from the 1870s.

Broken Tackle, Sir Hubert von Herkomer (British, Waal, Bavaria 1849–1914 Budleigh Salterton, Devon), Etching and drypoint

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