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August 0813, 2020
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LOT 72

Lot 72

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)

Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)
Lot 72 Details
Richard Hamilton (1922-2011), British


Soft-ground etching with handcolouring with colour pencil on Hodgkinson Waterleaf paper; signed, titled, and numbered 22/40 in pencil to margin (there were also 4 artist's proofs). Published by Petersburg Press, London.
Plate/Sheet 7.5 x 10.6 in — 19.1 x 26.9 cm; 14.5 x 17.75 in — 36.5 x 45 cm

Estimate $1,200-$1,800

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)
  • Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)
  • Richard Hamilton (1922-2011)

Private Collection, Victoria, BC


Edition Hansjörg Mayer in association with Waddington Graphics, "Richard Hamilton: Prints 1939-83", Stuttgart and London 1984, no. 85 (another from the edition illustrated).


This work is also uniquely titled, also known as “Double Happiness” (and "Double Happiness Shizizhi”) which references a popular brand of Chinese toilet tissue.


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LOT 72

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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