Walt Kuhn (1877-1949), Advice, etching and drypoint, 1915, signed in pencil lower right and titled lower left. In generally good condition but obviously a proof impression, with margins (trimmed irregularly), remains of prior hinging showing through at upper margin, a red ink notation lower margin (“29 Conversation”), 4 3/8 x 2 1/2, the sheet 6 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches.

Provenance: ex Collection: Jonathan Greenberg, New York.

A very good, inky impression of this great rarity. The total number of proofs is about 6 or less, probably 3 or 4.  This is listed as number 3 in the Kennedy Galleries Walt Kuhn Checklist, made for an exhibit of his prints in 1967; it is cited as a print where no more than 6 impressions are known to exist.

Advice appears to be a portrait of circus or carnival performers in an off-stage moment.