Etching printed in dark brown on antique cream laid paper, circa 1879-80. 256x179 mm; 10 1/8x7 inches, wide margins. MacDonald's third to fourth state (of 8), with the four patches of foul biting at the left removed and the vertical plate scratches reduced, but before the slight alteration of the signature. Artist's proof, aside from the edition of approximately 30. From Twenty-Six Etchings. A superb, crisp, early impression, with warm plate tone and every detail distinct. Kennedy 205; Glasgow 232.