JAMES D. SMILLIE – At Marblehead Neck (aka A Bit on Marblehead Neck), 1883
Sheet size: 350x450 mm
Image size: 120x300 mm
Edition: Size of edition unknown; scarce – Signed in plate
Original etching by James David Smillie, signed and dated in the plate. Refs: JDS 28, W 28, state ii/ii. This large etching was executed for Original Etchings by American Artists by Sylvester Rosa Koehler, published by Cassell and Company in 1883. Printed in brown on heavy wove paper; no details are given as to the printer. No print-run is given, but it must have been small, as both the original work and the individual plates are very scarce. Very good condition with a small stain at the very bottom of the sheet, not affecting the etching in any way, and a slight bend at the bottom lefthand corner of the sheet. Condition: Very good, see description.