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James McBey. 1883-1959.

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A Fierce Bull. 1911. Drypoint. Hardie 108. 5 3/8 x 8 (sheet 8 5/16 x 11 7/8). Edition 8. An exceptional impression with rich drypoint burr printed on antique laid paper. A proof of the utmost rarity. Signed, numbered and titled in ink. $2,150.

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The bullfight series was one of the artist's early successes, bringing him local and international acclaim.

Hardie writes: "The bull, his neck covered with darts, charges sideways from the left. The matador, with sword and muleta (a red flag) stands with feet wide apart."

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