"Weib aus Wales" An antique etching by Sir Hubert von Herkomer, of a Welsh Woman wearing a large traditional black Welsh hat with a ruffled cap underneath. Herkomer was a native of Bavaria and probably became interested in Wales through his friendship with the painter and Welsh landowner Charles William Mansel Lewis from Stradey Castle, Llanelli. The artist's household included, from 1874, Lulu Griffiths, a Welsh nurse who hailed from Ruthin, and who in 1884 became the second of his three wives. He spent long periods in Snowdonia painting with his friend, Charles Mansel Lewis, and in 1899, Herkomer designed the Grand Sword of the Gorsedd of Bards, and he also designed some of its other regalia.
Approx 19cms by 24cms.