The "O For A Touch Of A Vanished Hand" Scottish Deerhound by Herbert Thomas Dicksee RE, (English, 1862 - 1942)
An artist's proof etching 0n vellum by Herbert Thomas Dicksee RE, (English, 1862 - 1942), called the "O For A Touch Of A Vanished Hand" depicting a recumbent Scottish Deerhound in an interior setting by his master's glove.
First published by Fine Arts Society in 1893, and Dicksee exhibited the etching that year at the Royal Academy, catalogue number 987.
Lettered centre top ï¿½ London, published May 1st 1893 by the Fine Art Society (Limited,) 158, New Bond Street, New York, Boussod Valadon & Cieï¿½ and centre middle "Entered according to an Act of Congress in the year 1893 by the Fine Art Society (Lim) in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington with blindstamp "Printsellers DW Association", seal of the Printsellers Association.
The January 1895 Kennel Gazette review of deerhound activities for 1894, makes mention of the etching. Stating the picture to be Herbert Dickseeï¿½s, Deerhound ï¿½Sir Brianï¿½ and titling the work as "Oh for the touch of a vanished hand."