1893 - 1983
L'OISEAU SOLAIRE, L'OISEAU LUNAIRE, ÉTINCELLES (SEE D. 447; SEE C. BKS. 117)
Seventeen etchings and aquatints, eight with carborundum, seven printed in colors and one with hand additions in encre de chine, 1967, variously inscribed in pencil with the plate numbers and printing notations, progressive proofs aside from the deluxe edition of 75 published in the catalogue for the exhibition 'L'Oiseau solaire, l'oiseau lunaire, étincelles', on wove paper, 12 framed (17 prints)
sheets approx.: 744 by 421 mm 29¼ by 16½ in
The prints are in good condition overall apart from faint discoloration, occasional inconspicuous fox marks and minor creases, primarily at the sheet edges. Each with pale traces of surface soiling and faint off printing on the versos. A few sheets with small tears at the sheet edges, some repaired. (7 prints not examined out of the frames.)
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