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Black Eagle

Impression: Freer Gallery of Art
Freer Gallery of Art
Number: 439
Date: 1888
Medium: etching
Size: 65 x 45 mm
Signed: butterfly at left
Inscribed: no
Set/Publication: no
No. of States: 1
Known impressions: 2
Catalogues: K.312; M.307
Impressions taken from this plate  (2)


There was considerable foul biting during the etching of the copper plate for Bald Eagle, as evidenced by dark patches and many small dots and flecks around the image area.


It is very rare. Only two impressions are known. Both were printed in black ink, one on ivory () and the other on cream laid paper ().