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

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3. Death Awed. 1921. Etching and drypoint. 8 x 9 13/16 (sheet 10 1/2 x 13 5/8). Series: 'The Dance of Death 1914-1918,' #3. Edition 100, #36. Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 8 (1921): 324; Illustrated: Lumsden, The Art of Etching; Guichard, British Etchers. Edition 100. Remnants of glassine hinges; otherwise fine condition. A rich impression with velvety drypoint burr, printed on cream wove paper. Signed and titled in pencil. $20,000 the complete set.

Campbell Dodgson, C.B.E., Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum wrote: " Death Awed is the next. Our illustration shows what makes him halt on his way along the duck-board through some water-logged desert of France or Flanders. The composition is simple and masterly; nothing could be more tragic, more eloquent of the horror of utter loneliness that war has left behind it." Print Collector's Quarterly 8 (1921): 325.

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