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"Dr. Robert F. Weir M. D." by J. Alden Weir, Amer., (1852-1919)
Drypoint, 1891, ed.small, but at least 10, Z. 58, F. 23, this impression would appear to be a new and undescribed state between Z. V & VI, 10-1/2 x 7-13/16, signed twice, titled & dated in the plate, and signed in pencil in the image lower left. On cream laid paper, trimmed within the platemark; probably by the artist, but at least 1/4 outside the ruled border all around. Traces of old hinges and glue at top edge and bottom corners verso from a previous mount. A small thin spot upper left corner, verso, one small speck in the image at left center from a metal inclusion in the paper. A beautiful impression, possibly unique in this state, showing Weir's great skills as a draftsman and portraitist. The sitter was a relation of the artist's. From a private Connecticut collection formed nearly a century ago.