Rona Schneider Fine Prints
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  James David Smillie   (1833-1909)

  NOCTURNE:BELLAGIO, May 1881. Witthoft20. Signed in pencil. Signed, numbered (No. 17), and dated in the plate. Printed on Japan paper. Smillie occasionally revealed a romantic spirit, perhaps because this was drawn shortly after his wedding. It was published in "Poets and Etchers" in 1881, but this impression is apart from the book edition, and the plate was destroyed shortly thereafter. Smillie was equally good with landscapes, figures, and portratis in his etchings. He has set this image near one of the Italian Lakes, See: Rona Schneider, "The Career of James David Smillie," The American Art Journal, vol. XVI, no. 1 (Winter 1984), pp. 4-33. Impressions are at the NYPL and the Boston MFA, among others. A brilliant impression in fine condition.
  Etching, 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches. $400.
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