Titled ‘Landscape With Praying Mantis’ is also titled in French ‘Paysage Avec Mante Religieuse’. The etching is signed in the plate and in pencil. It is a ‘Trial Proof’ printed on a soft wove paper. Signed and titled in pencil by the artist.
The sheet has overall light browning and some brown speckling, not so much as foxing, but appears to be from impurities in the paper, plus a light mount stain. (I can send more photos upon request)
Plate size 351 x 553mm (13 7/8 x 17 7/8 inches)
Reference: Herdman 7203; Reynolds 251: Herdman states that the plate was later used for a numbered edition of 250 copies, which were sold to Observer Prints, London. There were also 7 Artist’s Proofs.