David Hockney, ‘The Princess in her Tower, from: Six Fairy Tales from Brothers Grimm’, 1969, Gilden's Art Gallery

born in Bradford, United Kingdom 1937 (British)

Title: The Princess in her Tower, from: Six Fairy Tales from Brothers Grimm, 1969

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Etching and Aquatint on Hodgkinson Handmade Paper

Paper size: 62.3 x 45 cm. / 24.5 x 17.7 in.
Image size: 45 x 32.5 cm. / 17.7 x 13 in.

Additional Information: This original etching and aquatint is hand signed in pencil by the artist "David Hockney" at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 100, at the lower left margin.
This work was printed by P. Clement Print Shop, Amsterdam and was published by Petersburg Press, London in 1970
The paper bears the initials of the artist “DH” and publisher “PP” as watermark.

Provenance: Collection of the Poet Gerhard Heuschen-Schümer, Belgium


  1. (1996). David Hockney: Catalogue Raisonné of the Prints 1954 - 1995. Tokyo: Museum of Contemporary Art.
    Reference: M.C.A.T. 68
  2. David Hockney Prints 1954-77, Petersburg Press for the Midland Art Group and the Scottish Arts Council, 1979
    Reference: Scottish Arts Council 71

Condition: Very good condition. Minor areas of foxing in the margins. Sheet slightly wavy at the edges.

About David Hockney

A pioneer of the British Pop Art movement in the early 1960s alongside Richard Hamilton, David Hockney gained recognition for his semi-abstract paintings on the theme of homosexual love before it was decriminalized in England in 1967. In We Two Boys Clinging Together (1961), red-painted couples embrace one other while floating amidst fragments from a Walt Whitman poem. After moving to California at the end of 1963, Hockney began painting scenes of the sensual and uninhibited life of athletic young men, depicting swimming pools, palm trees, and perpetual sunshine. Experimenting with photography in the mid-1970s, Hockney went on to create his famous photocollages with Polaroids and snapshot prints arranged in a grid formation, pushing the two-dimensionality of photography to the limit, fragmenting the monocular vision of the camera and activating the viewer in the process. A versatile artist, Hockney has produced work in almost every medium—including full-scale opera set designs, prints, and drawings using cutting-edge technology such as fax machines, laser photocopiers, computers, and even iPhones and iPads.

British, b. 1937, Bradford, United Kingdom, based in Yorkshire, United Kingdom