September Sunset - JAMES MCBEY
Etching, 1928, Hardie/Carter 241, edition 80 plus 12 trial proofs. 8 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in ink below. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on cream laid paper with an elaborate fleur-de-lis watermark. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a couple of small repaired tears in the margin edges and some light toning within an earlier mat opening. The catalogue describes the view as follows, "Venice is seen from the Canale di San Marco near the Public Gardens. Towards the center on the left is San Giorgio Maggiore, and beyond, to the right, dimly glittering in the light of the setting sun, the Salute."
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