Original D.Y. Cameron etching.
Early trial proof impression, prior to the published edition.
This exceptionally early proof printing shows the image all but complete and is clearly a trial proof pulled by the artist to see the progress of his etched work, just prior to printing the normal edition. Printed with considerable tone, this outstanding early proof has been printed using great pressure on the printing press, to bring out every detail of the etched work on the plate. In order to take the increased pressure of the press without splitting the paper, this proof sheet was folded double when printed – the secondary impression left on the underlying half is visible at the upper edge of the sheet. The pressure of printing has caused distortion and associated undulation to the sheet.
On fine Japan paper, with full margins. Excellent original condition.