ORIGINAL ETCHING by Scottish Artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). The Silk Dress. Dated 1919 and signed in ink
ORIGINAL ETCHING by Scottish Artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). The Silk Dress. Dated 1919 and signed in ink
ORIGINAL ETCHING by Scottish Artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). The Silk Dress. Dated 1919 and signed in ink
ORIGINAL ETCHING by Scottish Artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). The Silk Dress. Dated 1919 and signed in ink
ORIGINAL ETCHING by Scottish Artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). The Silk Dress. Dated 1919 and signed in ink
ORIGINAL ETCHING by Scottish Artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). The Silk Dress. Dated 1919 and signed in ink
ORIGINAL ETCHING by Scottish Artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). The Silk Dress. Dated 1919 and signed in ink
ORIGINAL ETCHING by Scottish Artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). The Silk Dress. Dated 1919 and signed in ink
ORIGINAL ETCHING by Scottish Artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). The Silk Dress. Dated 1919 and signed in ink
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ORIGINAL ETCHING by Scottish Artist James McBey (1883 - 1959). The Silk Dress. Dated 1919 and signed in ink

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This a most unusual print by the Scottish artist James McBey,

It is very much in the style of Whistler.

Indeed, the composition and pose recalls Whistler's drypoints of elegant Victorian ladies.

It is a sensitive and very charming full-length portrait of Mrs William Murray who is shown wearing a long silk ball gown.

It comes from a small edition of only 56 impressions, many of which are now in international museum collections.

The print is in excellent condition with no spotting, staining or tears to the paper.

McBey has used lots of loose drypoint marks to delineate all the details in the background - and these are nice and velvety in tone - so this impression was taken before there were any signs of wear to the copperplate.

The sheet has not been glued to the backing board and is simply hinged at the top. The paper is also a most beautiful laid sheet with fine chain lines giving a subtle texture.

The print is beautifully presented with a new museum-quality, acid-free window mount; it is ready to frame.

It is being sold unframed but with the new mount as previously mentioned.

Impressions of this print are in the collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington.

Postage quoted is for UK Next Day Special Delivery with the Royal Mail, so that your print is fully insured in transit.