Heron [Ardea Cinerea]

Maggi Hambling (1945 - )

Sugar-lift aquatint

1993 / 1994

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  • About the work
  • About the artist
    Painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling CBE was born in Suffolk. She studied at Ipswich School of Art (1962-4), Camberwell (1964-7), and the Slade School of Art graduating in 1969. In 1969 she also received a Boise Travel Award to New York. She made a series of celebrated portraits of British comedian Max Wall while Artist-in-Residence at the National Gallery, London (1980-81). In the mid 1980s she made many dramatic landscapes of her native Suffolk. Her best known if controversial public works are a memorial to Oscar Wilde in central London and Scallop, a 4 metre high steel sculpture of two interlocking scallop shells on Aldeburgh beach dedicated to Benjamin Britten. In 1995 she was awarded the Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield).
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    Places
    England, London
    Subjects
    heron
    Materials & Techniques
    aquatint, sugar lift
  • Details
    Title
    Heron [Ardea Cinerea]
    Date
    1993 / 1994
    Medium
    Sugar-lift aquatint
    Dimensions
    height: 40.50 cm, width: 30.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from the Byam Shaw School of Art, June 1994
    Inscription
    below image: 9/80 / Hambling '93
    GAC number
    16854