1880 - 1966
COMPOSITION IN BLUE
Screenprint in colors with gouache additions, 1952, signed in ink and numbered 76/120 in pencil, on wove paper, published by Esther Gentle, New York, framed
image: 430 by 356 mm 16⅞ by 14 in
framed: 626 by 540 mm 24⅝ by 21¼ in
With wide margins, the print is in generally good condition apart from uneven discoloration, darkest at the sheet edges, and several fine cracks to the pigment in the blue and black. A few small tears, losses and creases at the sheet edges, one extending into the image in the left margin at center. Traces of surface soiling recto and verso and an occasional, pale speck of foxing.
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