A label for Sheffield dealer Hewson & Forster.

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Marketing the gallery as ‘The Home of Art in Sheffield’, they traded in a wide range of pictures but specialised in prints, particularly mezzotints. The firm also offered picture and gilt frame restoration. Both men were Freemasons.

Following the death of Forster, Hewson moved the business in 1929 to a suite of rooms in The Telephone Buildings, in Sheffield’s West Street.

However, in 1930 Hewson was declared bankrupt.

Anthony J Lester,

FRSA, Fine art consultant and researcher on British artists