This is a great original etching of the lower Manhattan skyline from across the East River in Brooklyn. Image size 10 1/4 x 15 inches, 1941, edition of 65, hand signed and numbered "XLVII" in ink. Born into poverty McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited. McBey lived in New York for several years, and his images of the city are considered some of his finest work.