$3,650-$5,500 Value Indicator
$3,250-$4,850 Value Indicator
¥17,000-¥26,000 Value Indicator
€2,200-€3,350 Value Indicator
$19,000-$28,000 Value Indicator
¥350,000-¥530,000 Value Indicator
$2,400-$3,600 Value Indicator
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Format: Signed Print
Size: H 45cm x W 31cm
Edition size: 100
David Hockney's The Rescued Princess, an etching from 1969, is estimated to be worth £1,900 to £2,850 and has been sold at auction 7 times since its initial sale in June 2005. Over the last five years, the hammer price has remained steady at £1,200, last recorded in April 2021. The artwork has shown a stable increase in value with an average annual growth rate of 5%. This signed piece of art has been sold in the United Kingdom and the United States. The edition size of The Rescued Princess is limited to 100.
|Auction Date||Auction House||Artwork|
Return to Seller
|April 2021||Bonhams Knightsbridge - United Kingdom||The Rescued Princess - Signed Print|
|July 2010||Christie's New York - United States||The Rescued Princess - Signed Print|
|September 2009||Christie's London - United Kingdom||The Rescued Princess - Signed Print|
|February 2008||Christie's London - United Kingdom||The Rescued Princess - Signed Print|
|March 2007||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||The Rescued Princess - Signed Print|
|June 2005||Bonhams New Bond Street - United Kingdom||The Rescued Princess - Signed Print|
|June 1996||Christie's London - United Kingdom||The Rescued Princess - Signed Print|
Known also as The Princess After Many Years in the Glass Mountain, David Hockney’s The Rescued Princess depicts a scene from the fairy tale of Old RInkrank, in which a young princess is imprisoned by the eponymous character in the glass mountain built by her father. After many years as his servant she eventually entraps him and makes her escape. Here Hockney shows her surrounded by blocks of glass – which resemble ice – dressed in a heavy and formal dress. Her eyes are blank as if exhausted by the years of servitude and imprisonment. The glass refracts her dress, distorting her figure in an illusion that is expertly reproduced in the etching. Rapunzel is one of six fairy tales Hockney chose to illustrate in 1969 after much research; commenting on the appeal of the Brothers Grimm stories for him the artist said, “They're fascinating, the little stories, told in a very very simple, direct, straightforward language and style, it was this simplicity that attracted me. They cover quite a strange range of experience, from the magical to the moral.” Published as an edition of 100 the works also became part of a book which included the text of the stories and has become one of Hockney’s most beloved artworks.