MCBEY, JAMES (<i>1883-1959, etcher</i>)
Lot 202
MCBEY, JAMES (1883-1959, etcher) SELF-PORTRAIT WITH A MODEL,
£250 - 350
US$ 420 - 590
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MCBEY, JAMES (1883-1959, etcher)
SELF-PORTRAIT WITH A MODEL,
etching, three-quarter length, standing with his palette in his hand, the model seated, looking away, signed and dated December 1924 in the plate and signed in ink below the plate mark, extremely fine impression, 83/4 x 53/4 in (22.2 x 14.6 cm), platemark.

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  • James McBey is widely recognised as one of the finest British etchers of the last century. His story as the illegitimate son of an Aberdeenshire farmer and a dozen years working in a bank before becoming an entirely self-taught artist, printing his first works on his mother's mangle, is movingly related in his autobiography.
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