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  Frederick W. Freer   (1849-1908)

 
  HONEYSUCKLE, 1887. Unsigned. Freer made this print after his own painting of 1886-87, and then decided to etch it. At first he tried to do it in silverpoint but that wasn't satisfactory, so he sharpened a darning needle to do the drypoint, commenting that it "takes muscle." The effect of the sheer veil over the model's face is masterly. Freer was born in Chicago, studied in Europe, and later became the President of the Chicago Academy of Design. In very good condition.
 
 
  Etching & drypoint, 9 x 7 1/8 inches. $225.
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