Mar 10, 2022 - Sale 2597

Sale 2597 - Lot 39

Price Realized: $ 4,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
Melon-Shop, Houndsditch.

Etching and drypoint printed in dark brownish black on cream laid paper, 1887. 125x173 mm; 4 7/8x6 7/8 inches, full margins. MacDonald's second state (of 5). Signed with the butterfly and inscribed "imp." in pencil on the tab, lower left. A superb impression of this very scarce, early proof.

MacDonald notes only 10 known impressions in all five states combined.

Provenance: John H. Wrenn, Chicago, with the ink stamp (Lugt 1475, verso). Kennedy 293; Glasgow 355.