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

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5. Death Waits. 1921. Etching and drypoint. 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 (sheet 10 3/4 x 13 1/2). Series: The Dance of Death 1914-1918, #5. Edition 100, #36. Remnants of glassine hinges; 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: "Death Waits, tall, erect, in cowl and shroud gathered closely round his bones, by the side of a fallen man, whose hands clutch the soil of a bank before him. His life depends on the outcome of that deliberate reflection." Print Collector's Quarterly 8 (1921): 325-26.

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