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  Robert Frederick Blum   (1857-1903)

 
  A MACARONI OF THE 18th CENTURY, 1880-1887. Signed and dated in the plate. Copyright by F. A. Stokes, 1887. This is based on an 1880 drawing for a series of sketches on 18th century American life in Yorktown and Alexandria, Virginia. "Macaroni" is a slang term for a dandy in the 18th Century--think of the words of "Yankee Doodle." Etchings by Blum, who fell under the spell of Whistler in Venice, are scarce. A beautiful impression printed in sepia ink, in very fine condition.
 
 
  Etching, 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches. $475.
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