The Pianist

James McBey, American (born Scotland), 1883 - 1959



Drypoint on laid paper

Edition of 76; Edition 44/50 in British edition (+ 20 American edition and 6 artist's proofs)

Impression: 6 7/8 × 13 in. (17.5 × 33 cm)

Sheet: 10 5/16 × 16 5/16 in. (26.2 × 41.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Mrs. Hersey Egginton in memory of her son, Everett Egginton, Class of 1921



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, on plate, lower left: MCBEY 28 February 1920; signed, in black ink, lower right margin: James McBey; inscribed, in black ink, lower left margin: XLIV Watermark: Fleur-de-lis and shield


Collected by Hersey Egginton (1875-1951); bequeathed to his wife, Mary E. (Benner) Egginton (1875-1962), Garden City, New York, 1951; given to present collection, 1954.

Catalogue Raisonne

M. Hardie, Etchings and Dry Points from 1902 to 1924 by James McBey, London, 1925, no. 190.

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