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James McBey

1883 - 1959

A Norfolk Village by James McBey

A Norfolk Village   1915

  Original etching.
Signed and numbered in ink.
Ref: Hardie 158
S 190 x 238 mm; P & I 139 x 216 mm
Particularly fine impression with clear etched line and skillfully applied plate tone. From the only edition of 76 signed and numbered proofs.

A Norfolk Village is one of two etched plates which James McBey made of Wells-on-Sea, on the northern coast of Norfolk. However, its companion plate, entitled Wells-on-Sea, was printed in only one trial proof impression and the plate, mislaid during the war, has never been found. This was one of the last plates which McBey made before beginning his war service in January, 1916.

On fine white laid paper, with full margins and deckle edge. Excellent condition.