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Martin Hardie, R.E. 1875-1952.

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Salmon Fishers, Port Ling. 1920. Etching and drypoint. Hardie 77.i/ii. 6 1/2 x 9 (sheet 9 1/4 x 11 3/4). THere were only 8 proofs in state one; some of the burr was removed in state ii, and 70 were printed. An extremely rich impression with drypoint burr, printed by David Strang on cream laid paper. Signed and titled in pencil. $400.

Hardie drew the image on the plate at Port Ling on the Galloway coast in 1915. The plate was bitten and completed in 1920.

Port Ling is on the Solway, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.

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