Gertrude HERMES (1901-1983)
“The Yoke (The Yolk)”
Wood engraving, 1953 and 1975
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 18/75
368 x 306 mm.
This large print is from the second edition of 75 copies printed for the British Artists for the International Association of Art (UNESCO). The art critic of the Manchester Independent noted, “Perhaps her intense sensitivity is most moving in “The Yolk” where the delicate and mysterious internal growth of the embryo transcends the apparent mundanity of the subject. We are seeing into a miracle”.