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William Spencer Bagdatopoulos


The Snake Charmer by William Spencer Bagdatopoulos

The Snake Charmer   c.1924

  Original drypoint.
Signed in pencil.
S 308 x 252 mm; P 252 x 174 mm; I 248 x 172 mm
Original W.S. Bagdatopoulos drypoint.

One of only 4 proofs ever printed.

Superb signed proof impression with exceptionally rich drypoint burr. From the only edition of 4 signed and numbered proofs.

The Snake Charmer displays Bagdatopoulos’s realistic approach to the depiction of local Indian characters and is worked with his characteristic freely handled drypoint line.

On cream wove paper with full margins and deckle edge. Faint suggestion of time tone in outer margins only, otherwise very fine condition. Image surface excellent.