lithograph, 1916, on
medium-fine cream laid Ingres paper (with both the Ingres and
the anchor-and-caduceus watermarks), a very fine impression with
full margins, the only known state, one of fifty impressions,
signed in pencil lower right, deckle edges above, below, and
right, a few faint handling creases, traces of an old tape mount
on the reverse, and pinholes in the four corners, otherwise in
L. 400x520mm., S. 624x472mm.
One of his most powerful
lithographs, The Great Hammer shows Pennell's skillful
staging of the machine as a monstrous idol, an awesome metaphor
of the industrial age.