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Spring.

"Ah, it is spring,
Great spring it is now,
Great, great spring -
Ah, Great ...." __Matsuo Basho

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Spring in the Country

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John Taylor Arms, N.A. 1887-1953.

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Volterra. The Town in the Clouds. 1927. Etching. Fletcher 196. 7 15/16 x 8 1/4 (sheet 12 7/8 x 11 5/8). Edition 100. Italian series #12. Illustrated: Dorothy Noyes Arms, Hill Towns and Cities of Northern Italy, p. 30. A fine impression printed on 'FJ Head & Co' laid paper by Frederick Reynolds. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. $325.

Sir Muirhead Bone. 1876-1953.

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The Ballantrae Road. 1907 Drypoint. Dodgson 212. 4 7/8 x 7 7/8 (sheet 6 1/4 x 8 7/8). Edition 73 proofs in 15 states. Provenance: The Vincent Price Collection,; Arthur H. Harlow & Co., New York. A rich impression printed on Japanese paper. Signed in pencil. $2,500.

Thomas Cole. 1801-1848.

(after). Engraved by James David Smillie (1833-1909)

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Manhood. c. 1860. Engraving. Proof impression. Image: 15 1/2 x 22 3/4; sheet 20 1/2 x 28. Series: The Voyage of Life: Childhood, Youth, Manhood, Old Age. 'From the Original Painting by Thomas Cole in the possession of Revd. Gorham D. Abbott, Spingler Institute, New York.' Fully lettered proof with the complete text and the lines from the poem by J.H. Daniels. Publication line: Boston - Published by B.B. Russell, 55 Cornhill. Printed on warm white wove paper with margins. One scratch in the outer right-hand margin; otherwise excellent condition. $1,250.

Charles-François Daubigny. 1817-1878.

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Le bouquet d'aunes (The Clump of Alders). 1862. Original cliché-verre. Counterproof. Delteil, Melot 145. 6 1/2 x 8 3/4 (image and sheet). Edition 150, #71. Posthumous impression from the 1921 edition of 150 printed in Paris by Sagot-Le Garrec on photo-sensitive vellum paper, with their violet seal verso (Lugt 1766a). Signed in the plate in reverse. $750.

Harold Kerr Eby, N.A. 1890-1946.

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Spring in Cornwall. 1925. Etching. Giardina 106.ii/iii. 11 3/8 x 8 1/4 (sheet 14 1/8 x 9 1/2). Trial proof with the two horizontal scratches removed, prior to the edition of 90. Some inking traces in the margins; otherwise fine condition. A fine impression printed by Eby on cream Van Gelder Zonen paper. Signed and annotated 'trial proof' and 'imp' (imprimit) in pencil, indicating a proof printed Eby. $275.

Spring in Cornwall. 1925. Etching. Giardina 106.iii. 11 3/8 x 8 1/4 (sheet 14 1/2 x 111 1/2). Edition 90. Illustrated Print Collector's Quarterly 26 (1039):86. A fine impression printed by Eby on cream wove paper. Signed and annotated 'Ed 90' and 'imp' (imprimit) in pencil, indicating a proof printed Eby. $275.

Percival Gaskell, R.E. 1868-1934.

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Dawn. c. 1930. Mezzotint. 8 x 9 7/8 (sheet 13 7/8 x 19 3/4). A fine impression with tone printed in dark brown ink on white wove paper. Signed in pencil. $500.

Frederick Landseer Griggs, R.A., R.E. 1876-1938.

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Netherton Chapel. 1935. Etching. Comstock 53.v. 5 11/16 x 4 3/8 (sheet 8 15/16 x 6 1/2). Edition 85 in this state (total 88-89 proofs). Illustrated Fine Prints of the Year, 1936. A fine impression on white laid paper with a partial crown watermark. Signed in pencil. $1,650.

Oliver Hall, R.A., R.E., R.S.W. 1869-1957.

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[A Yorkshire Road]. c. 1924. Etching and drypoint. 5 x 7 1/4(sheet 7 1/2 x 10 1/2). A fine impression on cream laid paper watermarked 'FJ Head & Co'. Signed in pencil. $225.

Alphonse Legros. 1837-1911.

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La Lisière de Fôret. (The Edge of the Forest). Etching. Bliss 504. 8 x 12 1/2 (sheet 9 1/4 x 13 5/8). A rich impression printed on cream laid paper. A large, impressive plate with subtle inking. $275.

Luigi Lucioni, N.A. 1900-1988.

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Hilltop Elms. 1954. Etching. Embury 123. 10 7/8 x 9 3/4 (sheeet 16 3/4 x 2 5/8). Proof apart from the edition 250 for Associated American Artists. A fine impression printed in red/brown ink printed on cream-colored wove paper. Signed, dated and dedicated in pencil. $300.

James McBey. 1883-1959.

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April in Kent. 1912. Etching. Hardie/Carter 114. 6 1/8 x 11 3/8 (sheet 8 1/8 x 12 3/8). Trial proof E, apart from the edition 40. An extremely rich, tonally wiped impression printed on 'PD'antique laid paper. Signed and annotated 'MB' and 'E' in ink. $650.

Samuel Palmer. 1805-1881.

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The Homeward Star. 1883. Etching. Lister 14.ii/iv. Image 3 15/16 x 5 15/16; plate 5 1/4 x 7 3/8; sheet 8 x 12 1/4. As issued, with lettering, in the second (small paper) edition An English Version of the Eclogues of Virgil The plate was commenced by Samuel Palmer and finished after his death by his son, A.H. Palmer, and issued 1883. A rich, tonal impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in the plate. $950.

Sir Frank Short, R.A., P.R.E. 1857-1945.

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A Yorkshire Dell or The Heron’s Pool. (after J.M.W. Turner, R.A., 1775-1851.) 1905. Soft-ground etching and mezzotint. Hardie 85. mezzotint over etching on India paper printed on chine-collé mounted on sturdy wove paper. 10 7/8 x 15 (sheet 14 x 18 1/4). A rich, velvety impression. Signed in pencil. $1,000.

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A Yorkshire Road (Wensleydale) (after a watercolor by Peter De Wint, 1784-1849). 1889. Mezzotint. Hardie 69. 4 58 x 11 1/2 (sheet 6 5/8 x 13 5/8). Edition 250. A very rich impression, printed on Japanese vellum support sheet, as issued. Signed in pencil. $275.

Graham Sutherland, O.M. 1903-1970.

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Cudham, Kent. 1924. Etching. Tassi 15; Cooke 20. 3 1/8 x 4 (sheet 4 3/8 x 6 7/16). Edition of 42, including some artist's proofs. Published by the Twenty-One Gallery in London. A rich impression with plate tone, printed by the artist on antique laid paper. Signed in pencil. $2,750.

Robin Tanner. 1904-1988.

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Alington in Wiltshire (The First Swallow). 1927. Etching. Garton 2.iv. 6 3/4 x 8 7/8 (sheet 10 1/2 x 13 1/2). Final state published by in an editon of 12 by Garton & Cooke in 1982 (Nicolson published an edition of 40 in 1927). In states iii and iv, the swallow of the title was removed. In iv,the sky was re-etched and the cross-hatching was slightly finer. Signed in pencil. $1,750.

Charles William Taylor. British. 1878-1960.

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Kent. c. 1929. Watercolour. 8 3/4 x 12 1/8 (sheet 9 x 12 1/8). Study for the wood engraving. Signed, lower right. Irregular lower margin. $850.

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Spring in the City

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Robert Sargent Austin, R.A., P.R.E., P.R.W.S. 1895-1973.

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Siena, Evening. 1923. Line engraving. Dodgson 38. 4 3/8 x 4 3/16 (sheet 8 x 7 1/4). A fine impression with plate tone, printed on cream laid paper. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. $750.

Félix Buhot. 1847-1898.

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Westminster Palace. 1884. Etching with drypoint and aquatint. Bourcard-Goodfriend 155.vi/vii, before effacement of the words 'in progress for 'lower left. 11 1/2 x 15 11/16 (sheet 14 x 19 1/4). A rich impression with plate tone, printed in brownish/black on cream laid paper. Westminster Palace is one of Buhot’s masterpieces. Signed with the artist's red owl stamp. (Lugt 977) and in pencil. $3,500.

Sir David Young Cameron, R.A., R.S.A.,R.W.S, R.E. 1865-1945.

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Damme. 1907. Etching and drypoint. Rinder 391.iii. 10 1/8 x 7 13/32 (sheet 162 1/4 x 9). Belgian set #5. Edition 63. Illustrated: The Studio Volume 44 (1908): 92; W.P. Robins, The Etching Craft London, Bookman's Journal & Print Collector, 1922. A rich, glowing impression with burr, printed on Japanese mulberry paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed in pencil. $550.

Earl Horter. 1881-1940.

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The Kitchen (New Orleans). c.1932. Aquatint. 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 (sheet 14 1/2 x 11 7/8). Illustrated: Beall, American Print in the Library of Congress, page 223; Showalter, Mad for Modernism: Earl Horter and His Collection. Signed in pencil. $500.

Martin Lewis, N.A. 1881-1962.

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Spring Night, Greenwich Village. 1930. Drypoint and sand ground. McCarron 85. 10 x 12 3/8 (sheet 13 1/4 x 15 5/8). Edition 92. A rich, tonal impression printed on laid paper. Signed in pencil. Price upon request.

Charles Meryon. 1821-1868.

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Le Ministère de la Marine (The Admiralty, Paris). 1865. Etching. Schneiderman 94.vii. 6 5/8 x 5 3/4 (sheet 18 3/4 x 14 1/2). Published by Cadart and Luquet for the Soeiété des Aquafortistes, August 1, 1866. Blindstamp of the publishers, Cadart and Luquet. Monogrammed, titled and signed in the plate. A fine impression on cream laid paper with full margins. $1,500.

Joseph Pennell, N.A. 1857-1926.

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The Crystal Palace. 1905. Etching. Wuerth 367. 8 5/8 x 10 15/16 (sheet 9 7/8 x 13). Edition probably 75. A rich, tonal impression printed by Pennell on antique laid paper. Signed, titled, annotated 'imp' and 'plate destroyed' in pencil. $600.

Louis H. Ruyl. Born 1870.

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Rockefeller Center. 1939. Etching and aquatint. 13 5/8 x 10 (sheet 15 1/2 x 11 7/8).A rich, tonal impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed and dated in pencil. $1,750.

John Sloan. 1871-1951.

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The Little Bride. 1916. Etching. Morse 138. 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 (sheet 9 3/8 x 12). Series: New York City Life. Printed on cream wove paper with deckle edges on two sides. Illustrated: Charles Wisner Barrell, 'The Real Drama of the Slums as told in John Sloan's Etchingss' The Craftsman vol. 15, p. 560. Signed and anotated "Ernest Roth Imp' by the printer. Signed, titled and annotated '100 proofs' in pencil by Sloan. $2,000.

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Love on the Roof. 1914. Etching. Morse 167.ii. 5 7/8 x 4 1/4 (sheet 10 1/2 x 6 1/4). Edition 100. Slight mat line; otherwise fine condition. A rich impression printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed in pencil. $3,250.

William Walcot, R.E. 1874-1943.

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The Doge’s Palace. 1920. Dickins 90. Etching and drypoint. 3 1/2 x 5 (sheet 9 3/8 x 10 1/2). Venice Set, #1. Published by H C Dickins. A rich impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $500.

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The Piazza San Marco 1920. Etching with drypoint and aquatint. Dickins 66. 3 7/8 x 5 7/8 (sheet 9 1/4 x 12 1/8). Venice set, # 2. Edition 415. A rich impression printed on cream wove paper. Fold in the margin, well outside the image; otherwise good condition. Signed in pencil. $500.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 1834-1903.

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Newspaper Stall, Rue de Seine. 1893. Etching and drypoint. Kennedy 432.ii; Glasgow 474.ii. 3 3/16 x 7 13/16 (sheet 7 7/8 x 12). Glasgow records 13 known impressions. A very rich impression in warm brown/black ink printed on cream aantique paper with a coat of arms with a tower watermark. Signed with the butterfly in the plate, upper right. $7,500.

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Rue Furstenberg. 1894. Lithograph. Way 59; Levy 90; Tedeschi, Stratis and Spink 97. 8 7/8 x 6 1/4 (sheet 14 1/4 x 8 7/8). Only state. A fine impression printed on cream laid paper with a 'D&C Blauw' watermark of a hunting horn in shield, with a D&C Blauw' countermark. From the posthumous edition of 37 printed by Goulding in 1903 (Way lists 26 lifetime impressions). Monogrammed with the butterfly in the stone. $5,000.

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Spring on the Water.

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Frank Weston Benson, N.A. 1862-1951.

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Boats at Dawn 1920. Etching. Paff 190.iii. 7 3/4 x 10 7/8 (sheet 10 3/8 x 14 3/8). Edition 150. A rich impression with subtle plate done printed on Japanese mulberry paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Provenance: the artist's family. Signed in pencil. $2,750.

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Two Canoes 1927. Etching. Paff 266.i/iii 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 (sheet 9 5/8 x 10 3/4). Trial proof A-5, prior to the edition 150. An extremely rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream wove paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Provenance: the artist's family. Signed and annotated 'A-5' in pencil. $2,750.

Two Canoes 1927. Etching. Paff 266.iii. 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 (sheet 9 x 11 1/4). Edition 150. An extremely rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream laid paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Provenance: the artist's family. Signed in pencil. $2,750.

Arthur John Trevor Briscoe, R.E. 1873-1943.

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Abandoned. 1930. Etching. Hurst 277. 8 7/8 x 15 7/8 (sheet 11 3/8 x 17 1/2). Edition 75, #73. A rich impression printed on cream laid paper with a Strasbourg lily watermark, with full margins. Signed and numbered in ink. $1,950.

Mario Cassisa. 1929-2008.

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Seattle - The Puget Sound. Un nouvo Moudo de esplorare -- assimilore. (A new way to explore -- assimilate). 1955-65 Collage with pen and ink, on wove paper mounted on masonite. 16 3/4 x 12 (sheet 19 11/16 x 13 3/4). Signed and dated in ink. $350.

Harold Kerr Eby, N.A. 1890-1946.

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Isles of Shoals 1924. Etching. Giardina 93.i/vii. 7 3/8 x 12 15/16 (sheet 10 x 15 3/16). Trial proof i, before from the edition of 90. Giardina describes it: 'Almost fully executed'. A dramatic, atmospheric impression printed in Van Gelder Zonen paper. Signed and annotated 'trial proof' and 'imp' indicating a proof printed by the artist. $300.

Isles of Shoals 1924. Etching. Giardina 93.vi/vii. 7 3/8 x 12 15/16 (sheet 10 1/16 x 16 3/8). Trial proof i, before from the edition of 90. Giardina describes it: 'Additional burnishing on distant land at left, rendering visible only one hill; lines indicating more rain added where other hills stood; foul biting creates stipplelike texture at lower right'. A dramatic, atmospheric impression printed in Van Gelder Zonen paper, with tack holes from drying in the margins. Signed and annotated 'trial proof' and 'imp' indicating a proof printed by the artist. $300.

Martin Hardie, R.E. 1875-1952.

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The Incoming Tide. 1923. Drypoint. Hardie 94. 4 1/2 x 11 (sheet 7 1/2 x 12 5/8). Edition 78. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1923. A rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on 'CR' laid paper with a crown watermark, from an antique volume. Blindstamp: The Rose Collection. Signed in ink. $225.

Kenneth Holmes. British. Born 1902.

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Niagara Falls: Canadian Side. Watercolor. 10 1/2 x 15. Annotated 'Canadian Side' verso. Signed in pencil. $750.

Eleanor Mary Hughes. 1882-1959.

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St. Michael's Mount from the Coast. Watercolor. 11 x 15 1/4. Impressed studio stamp, lower left. An evocative tonal study. Good condition, apart from a few foxing spots. $250.

St. Michael's Mount. Etching. 5 15/16 x 7 13/16 (sheet 9 1/8 x 12 3/8). Printed on the full sheet of laid paper with deckle edges. Stamped signature. $200.

Martin Lewis, N.A. 1881-1962.

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Speed and Sunshine. 1916. Etching and sand ground. McCarron 12. 7 1/2 x 9 7/8 (sheet 10 1/2 x 13 3/4). Total of 17 recorded impressions (intended edition 25). A rich impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $3,250.

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Trade Winds. c. 1918. Drypoint. McCarron 25.7 7/8 x 11 3/4 (sheet 12 x 15 1/4). 22 recorded impressions (intended edition 50). A rich impression with drypoint burr printed on cream wove paper. Blindstamp: 'ISSUED BY / FRANCIS H. ROBERTSON/ print publisher / NEW YORK CITY AND WESTPORT, CONN." Signed in pencil. $3,250.

Sidney Mackenzie Litten. 1887-1949.

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Eiland Marken (Marken Island). 1930. Etching and drypoint. 7 7/8 x 15 (sheet 11 3/4 x 17 7/8). Edition 80. A rich, tonal impression printed on J. Whatman blue/green paper. Signed in pencil. $250.

James McBey. 1883-1959.

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Veere. 1924. Etching. Hardie 218. 8 x 11 7/8 (sheet 9 7/16 x 14 7/16). Edition 76, #32. An atmospheric impression with plate tone, printed on laid paper removed from an antique volume. Signed and numbered in ink. $550.

Sir Frank Short, R.A., P.R.E. 1857-1945.

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Rough Weather at Blatchington. 1925. Etching. Hardie 368. 5 1/2 x 8 9/16 (sheet 7 3/16 x 11 1/4). Edition about 50. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1924. A rich impression printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed in pencil. $400.

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The Mildmay Sea Piece. (titled Sunset on the Beach on the frontispiece of the 'Twelve Subjects.') (after the oil painting by J.M.W. Turner, R.A., 1775-1851.) 1886. Mezzotint. Hardie 5.ii. With the publication line. 7 1/8 x 10 3/8 (sheet 12 1/8 x 17 1/4). Printed in brown ink on off-white laid paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. A rich impression in excellent condition. Signed in pencil. $250.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 1834-1903.

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Dipping the Flag. 1877. Etching and drypoint. Kennedy 325; Glasgow 308.iii(?)/iv. 3 1/8 x 6 5/8 (sheet 8 1/2 x 13 1/4). Dipping the Flag formed part of the 'Jubilee ' alternatively 'Naval Review' set. Unique proof printed in red brown ink with tonal wiping on simili-japon paper. Signed with the butterfly in pencil. Price upon request.

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The Punt. 1861. Etching and drypoint. Kennedy 85 between ii and iii; Glasgow 82 between iii and iv/vi. A proof before the plate signature and date at lower left are partly removed; but before the publication line and signature were added at the bottom of the image. 4 3/4 x 6 7/16 (sheet 8 1/2 x 10 1/2). Printed in black ink on ivory chine collé mounted on wove white cardboard. Signed in the plate. A scarce intermediary proof prior to publication in Passages from Modern English Poets, London, in 1862 . $1,250.

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Sketching. 1861. Etching. Kennedy 86 between ii and iii; Glasgow 83 between iii and iv/vi. A proof before the publication line and signature were added at the bottom of the image. 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 (sheet 8 1/2 x 10 1/2). Printed in black ink on ivory chine collé mounted on wove white cardboard. Signed in the plate. A scarce intermediary proof prior to publication in Passages from Modern English Poets, London, in 1862 . $1,250.

William Lionel Wyllie, R.A., R.I., R.E. 1851-1931.

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Fishing Boats. c. 1928. Etching, drypoint and aquatint. 9 x 6 7/8 (sheet 13 5/8 x 11 1/4). A rich impression with plate tone and drypoint burr printed on cream wove paper. Signed and annotated 'trial proof' in pencil. $575.

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