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

7. Death Intoxicated. 1921. Etching and drypoint. 7 3/4 x 9 3/4 (sheet 10 5/8 x 13 3/8). Series: The Dance of Death 1914-1918, #7. Edition 100. 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 set of 7. $20,000 the complete set.

Campbell Dodgson, C.B.E., Keeper of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum wrote: "Death Intoxicated, abandons at last, all his poses of meditation or expectancy, and danses on the battlefield with wild leaps and bounds of exultation, legs and arms flung out, fingers bent, the hollow sockets of his eyes and his grinning mouth combining to express a devilish merriment. Two soldiers, one of them holding a bayonet, intervene in the immediate foreground between us and Death, and the landscape beyond is full of little figures, lightly etched, engaged in active fighting or tending the wounded." Print Collector's Quarterly 8 (1921): 326.

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