1904 - 1999
HORSE-PLAY (JOHNSON 82)
etching, signed in pencil, on laid paper, framed
plate: 9¼x 4⅞in.; 23.4 x 12.3 cm
sheet: 15⅝x 7¼in.; 39.7 x 18.3 cm
1935, this work is presumably from the first edition of 50 (there is also a later edition of 35).
With wide margins, the print is in good condition apart from faint discoloration and traces of stray ink in the margins. An inconspicuous flattened crease extends from the upper right corner to the lower sheet edge near center and there is diagonal crease in the upper left corner. Two small remnants of paper tape at upper sheet edge, with associated minor skinned spots. A band of hinging tape along the upper and lower sheet edges on the verso.
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