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James McBey. 1883-1959.

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Palestine. "Blue Bonnets O'er the Border." 1920. Etching and drypoint. Hardie 192. 6 7/8 x 12 3/8 (sheet 10 3/4 x 15 1/4). Edition 76, #6. Series: Second Palestine Set. A cleanly wiped impression with drypoint burr, printed on cream laid paper from an antique volume. Signed and numbered in ink. $750.

Hardie writes, "The first entry of British troops into Palestine in 1917. On the left the Herodian marble column marks the border between Palestine and Egypt. Beyond it, pipers and drummers are playing 'Blue Bonnets o'er the Border,' while on the right is the marching column of the 52nd Division, which for two years had been fighting its way across the Desert of Sinai."

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