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  James David Smillie   (1833-1909)

 
  A GLASS WITH THE SQUIRE, after a painting by Eastman Johnson. Witthoft 45. Signed in pencil, on Japan paper, in mint condition. Johnson was very pleased with Smillie's beautifully etched interpretation of the painting, which was one of his series of Nantucket scenes. In this antique filled interior there is a map of Nantucket on the wall, and the older man is the Captain Myrick who appears in many of Johnson's Nantucket paintings. Ths Winterthur Museum owns a copy of this etching, but their interest in it is primarily as a record of American decorative art objects: prints can be desired for a myriad of reasons. The Brooklyn Museum also has an impression of this etching.
 
 
  Etching, 10 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches. $400.
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