The etching is printed on hand made wove Chinbrook paper and is signed in plate in lower left and in pencil in the lower right margin. The artist has written in pencil ‘artist proof’ and the title of the etching in in the lower left 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.’