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- Lucian Freud
- Blond Girl (Hartley 24; Figura 33)
- plate: 542 by 695mm 21 3/8 by 27 3/8 in;
- sheet: 710 by 885mm 28 by 34 7/8 in
Etching, 1985, printing with plate tone, initialled and dedicated for V.B from L.F with Love in pencil, inscribed Trial Proof (aside from the total edition of 50), on Somerset white wove paper, framed
Sold Christie's London, The Collection of the Late Miss Valerie Beston, 10 February, 2006, lot 417
Craig Hartley, The Etchings of Lucian Freud: A Catalogue Raisonne 1946 - 1995, London, 1995, illustrated p. 77
Starr Figura, Lucian Freud: The Painter's Etchings, New York, 2007, illustrated p. 64
This impression is dedicated to the late Miss Valerie Beston. As a key figure of the London art world, Beston was a close friend of many British artists throughout her career, including Francis Bacon.
Printed by Terry Wilson of Palm Tree Editions, London, with their blind stamp. Published in 1986 by James Kirkman in London, and Brooke Alexander in New York.