Anthony Gross etching of the rare first state printed on watermarked ‘Chinebrook’ hand made wove paper. The artist has signed, titled and written ‘artist proof’ in pencil in the lower margin. The print is a rich impression having been pulled from the rare first state. Slight discolouration along the top margin, else in good condition.
Image size 223 x 284mm
Sheet size 310 x 440mm
Reference: Herdman 5501, Reynolds 169: Herdman states that there were a few proofs pulled which is of the first state. In the second state, the etching had ‘much shading removed on left e.g. on jacket of left –hand figure. Numbered edition of 75 (amended form 50 in PLA) sold to London Graphic Art Associates in 1968. Plate cancelled.’