"Study by Night" by J. Alden Weir
Etching & Drypoint, ca. 1890, Z.32, Ed. unknown, 5-1/4 x 3-13/16, signed with initials in the plate lower right, on cream laid paper, slightest toning within mat opening, original brown paper hinges verso. A proof printed by Weir's daughter Caro, but rare as there was no formal edition. The influence of both Rembrandt and Whistler can be felt in this mysterious and dramatic portrait by Weir. Ex-coll. descendants of of Anna Weir Ely Smith.