PETER A. JULEY
'SEÑOR & SEÑORA DIEGO RIVERA'
credit, title, and annotations in pencil, crayon, and ink and with 3 Condé Nast stamps on the reverse, framed, 1931
9½ by 5⅞ in. (24.1 by 14.9 cm.)
This early print, on double-weight matte-surface paper, is in overall excellent condition. The print has a pleasingly warm tonality. Under close examination, the following are visible: very faint silvering; a few glossy deposits in the upper left quadrant; tiny impressions with attendant retouching in the lower left quadrant; a soft crease in the extreme lower right corner that does not appear to break the emulsion; and a tack hole in the upper center near the edge. The reverse is hinged to a support at all four corners so that the reverse cannot be fully examined. When viewed under ultraviolet light, this print does not appear to fluoresce.
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Condé Nast Archive
Sotheby's New York, 3 October 2001, Sale 7702, Lot 154
Howard Russeck Fine Art, Palm Beach
'Señor and Señora Diego Rivera,' Vanity Fair, 1 September 1931, p. 63 (this print)