Gerald Brockhurstt, British, 1890-1978, "Study for a Decoration". This is a very fine original etching by Gerald Brockhurst, image size 6 x 4 5/8 inches, 1926, edition of 76, pencil signed and inscribed "To Ben- from Brock" below the image, and "Happy Christmas" in the lower margin. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the work of the great masters, especially Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him. He became well known for his classically styled portraits etched with a remarkable sense of detail and texture.