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Percy John Delf Smith, R.D.I. 1882-1948.

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4. Death Refuses. 1921. Etching and drypoint. 7 7/8 x 9 13/16 (sheet 10 1/4 x 13 3/8). Series: The Dance of Death 1914-1918, #5. Edition 100, #36. Remnants of glassine hinges and page reinforcements; otherwise pristine condition. A rich impression with velvety drypoint burr, printed on cream wove paper. Signed and titled in pencil. $20,000 the coomplete set.

Campbell Dodgson, C.B.E., Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum wrote: " In Death Refuses, we look out towards the light from a dark trench in which two men are lying, in torment, wearing gas masks. Death turns his back on them, walking away' refusing, it seeems, the boon for which one of the men, with raised right hand, implores him." Print Collector's Quarterly 8 (1921): 325.

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