Wilson, John W. SEATED WOMAN. Etching and aquatint, 1973. A Proof aside from the edition of 75. Inscribed "Guide Proof" and signed in pencil. 18 x 12 1/2 inches, 457 x 315 mm. (plate); 22 1/4 x 16 1/8 inches (sheet). Printed on BFK Rives paper. Pinholes and light evidence of handling in the margins, else in excellent condition.
A "Guide Proof" is a proof pulled by the artist working in collaboration with a Master Printer; it is a progressive proof in the effort to reach a final "Bon a Tirer" (Good to Print) proof which will serve as the standard from which an edition will be printed. A guide proof may be marked up by the artist and printer to indicate changes, though except for the pinholes, that was not done in this case.