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Two (2) World War I Works on Paper, including James McBey, Kerr Eby. 1st item: James McBey (United States/United Kingdom, 1883-1959) drypoint etching on paper titled "Beersheba November 1917" depicting a group of British soldiers on horseback in the aftermath of The Battle of Beersheba, fought on 31 October 1917 between the British Empire's Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) and the Yildirim Army Group garrison. Signed and dated "McBey 1920" lower left, titled lower center, in the stone. Numbered "XXVII" lower left, signed in ink lower right, under image. Frederick Keppell & Co., Inc., Rare Engravings and Etchings, New York gallery label numbered "1812" with title, name of artist, date, and additional notes reading "Rare, plate destroyed" and Presented to GBB. by JBM" in ink with additional pencil notes to original brown paper backing adhered to new frame. Etching cut down to plate marks and float mounted and matted under glass in a gilt wood frame. Plate – 9 1/8" H x 15 1/2" W. Sight – 9 1/4" H x 15 7/8" W. Framed – 16 1/4" H x 22 1/4" W. Early 20th century. Note: The Battle of Beersheba marked the beginning the Southern Palestine Offensive of the Sinai and Palestine campaign of World War I. 2nd item: Kerr Eby (Connecticut/Ontario/Canada/Japan, 1889-1946) charcoal on paper drawing of a World War I era soldier. Signed "Eby" lower center. Typed paper label reading "Mrs. E. Ives Bartholet/"8"/55 East 76th Street/New York 21, N. Y./Butterfield 8-4642" affixed en verso with hand written inventory number in red ink. Matted and housed under glass in a wooden frame. Sight – 7 3/8" H x 4 5/8" W. Framed – 13" H x 10 1/4" W. Early 20th century. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Wall Street tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with few minute foxing spots, mat burn. Not examined outside of frame. Areas of loss to frame. 2nd item: Overall good condition with toning/mat burn. Not examined outside of frame.