Gerald Brockhurst, British, 1890-1978, "Viba". This elegant portrait of the wife of composer Bobby Hazelton Ross, was created by the British printmaker, Gerald Brockhurst in 1929, pencil signed. Brockhurst also used her as the model in his "Pepita" etching. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst attended 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."Viba" was exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1929.