“Hello! he said”
Henry Matthew Brock (1875-1960)
ink on paper
32.8cm x 23.8cm
signed and dated HM Brock 1900 lower left
inscribed along the bottom edge PRIVATE BOBS AND THE NEW RECRUIT. CHAP II PAGE 9 –”Hello! he said”
Drawn in 1901
Most of Brock’s illustrations were for classic Victorian and Edwardian fiction. He also did a great deal of work for the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company for whom he produced posters and other advertising materials. During his artistic career, H. M. Brock regularly exhibited his drawings and watercolours at the Royal Academy and the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. He became a full member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1907.