Etching printed in black on cream laid paper, 1859. 138x213 mm; 5 1/2x8 3/8 inches, full margins. MacDonald's first state (of 2), before cancellation. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of approximately 73. Signed with the butterfly and inscribed "trial proof" in pencil, lower right. A brilliant, richly-inked impression with all the details distinct, with very strong contrasts and warm plate tone. Kennedy 41; Glasgow 50.