1881 - 1973
LA TOILETTE DE LA MÉRE (B. 13; BA. 15)
Etching, 1905, one of 27 or 29 impressions on vieux japon (there is also an edition of 250 on Van Gelder), from the Saltimbanques suite, printed by Fort in 1913, published by Vollard, Paris, framed
plate: 236 by 178 mm 9¼ by 7 in
sheet: 409 by 332 mm 16⅛ by 13 in
With wide margins, in good condition apart from faint mat-stain and a small spot of extremely pale damp-stain in the upper margin at right. A tiny nick and associated crease in the left sheet edge and the margins with a few printer's creases and a small spot of minor rubbing at bottom. (Traces of pale surface soiling at the sheet edges.)
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