7 . Automaton
16 1/2" x 24 1/2" image. (28 3/4" x 21 1/4" with matte). Black printed etching on vellum portrays a young Victorian girl sleeping,her bisque doll clasped in her arms,while eight Japanese Ichimatsu dolls are standing nearby watching the girl. Etching by Stephen Ferris (1835-1915 (signed lower right) after a painting by C.D. Weldon (signed lower left). Published by C. Klackner,1883,New York for the Philadelphia Art Alliance who has the edition as 60 proofs. Excellent condition. 1884.