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Print - Receiving the Inheritance
  • Receiving the Inheritance
    Hockney, David, born 1937
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Receiving the Inheritance

  • Object:


  • Date:

    1963 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hockney, David, born 1937 (artist)
    Editions Alecto Ltd. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and aquatint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Artist and the Publishers

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case MP, shelf 126

Physical description

Print, etching and aquatint, printed in black and red, from a steel plate. Lettered with the design 'A Rake's Progess. London/New York, 1961-62.' Also signed, in reverse, within the design 'David Hockney. Cancelled.'


1963 (published)


Hockney, David, born 1937 (artist)
Editions Alecto Ltd. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and aquatint


Height: 29.8 cm, Width: 40.3 cm

Descriptive line

'A Rake's Progress'. Etching and Aquatint. One of 16 impressions from cancelled plates by David Hockney (born 1937), for this series, published by Editions Alecto, London, 1963.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1968 London: HMSO, 1969.


Etching (printing process); Aquatint




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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