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  James David Smillie   (1833-1909)

 
  POPPIES--GOODNIGHT AND SWEET DREAMS, 1888. Witthoft 51, first state of two. Ed. ca. 20 in this state. Titled and signed in pencil, on wove Japan paper. Signed and dated in the plate. Two very slight horizontal creases in the upper part of the image. This is the first and finest in Smillie's series of splendid flower prints. Smillie was a leader in the American Etching Revival, and the first teacher of printmaking at the National Academy of Design in New York City. RARE.
 
 
  Drypoint and etching, 9 3/4 x 6 15/16 inches. $1600.
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