6am, Portfolio

These prints bear witness to a daily act; an early riser, Hambling starts each day in the studio with a drawing – applying black ink straight from the dropper of the bottle onto a blank page. Reproduced here as limited-edition prints, they are mercurial in appearance – variously suggesting bodies, objects and words, but also resisting finite identification.

Compiled from different sketchbooks, the nine drawings in the group represent nine autonomous moments as well as a curated sequence whose recurring motifs and moods suggest coordinates – points that might tentatively be joined: the components of a self-portrait.



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  • Collection of photopolymer prints on matte 315gsm paper
  • Artwork size: 29.7 x 42cm
  • Edition of 100
  • Limited edition
  • Signed by the artist and numbered on the Certificate of Authenticity
  • Additional Information:

    Each A3 series of limited-edition prints can be purchased singly or as a portfolio.

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Maggi Hambling

Maggi Hambling (b. 1945) is a British painter and sculptor best known for her evocative land and seascapes and expressive portraits. Hambling is best known for her sculptures that sparked conversation and sometimes split public and critical opinion, such as A Conversation with Oscar Wilde in Charing Cross, London, and Scallop on Aldeburgh beach, Suffolk. In 1980, Hambling became the first Artist in Residence at the National Gallery, London, and has since gone on to receive an OBE and CBE for her services to painting.



We love how Hambling’s paintings call to mind the work of renowned artists J.M.W Turner and John Constable and Hokusai, even as she forges her own identity through her gestural brushstrokes and intricate mark making. This combination of art historical influences and revitalised marks mean Hambling's paintings are intriguing and fresh - a contemporary spin on old techniques. We particularly appreciate Hambling's dedication to paying homage to past great artists, all whilst forging her own path.

Limited Edition

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6am, Portfolio

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