1887 - 1985
SPRING (M. 335; SEE C. BKS. 46)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1961, signed in pencil and numbered 55/60 (there is also a book edition of 250), from Daphnis and Chloe, on Arches wove paper, printed by Mourlot, published by Tériade, Paris, unframed
image: 424 by 648 mm 16¾ by 25½ in
sheet: 538 by 755 mm 21⅛ by 29¾ in
With wide margins, the print is in good condition except the colors are slightly attenuated, and the sheet with very faint, slightly uneven discoloration. The margins with two small creases and a thin band of very faint surface soiling at left and an occasional tiny fox mark. The upper sheet edge very slightly uneven at right and the verso with two small hinge remnants at top, one with associated minor skinning.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.