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"Little Head" by J. Alden Weir, Amer., (1852-1919)
Etching, 1888, Z.51, 4-11/16 x 3-1/8 signed with initials bottom right in the plate, J.AW, printed on on a sheet of antiquegrayish laid paper trimmed to the platemark by the artist, a lifetime proof printed by J. Alden Weir, noted so in pencil by the artist's daughter Caro Weir Ely with his initials on a corner verso. The artist has added a sense of mystery by leaving a veil of ink to shroud the woman's face in shadow. Descended in the family of the artist. Rare.