Private Collection, Japan
1893 - 1983
LA GÉANTE (D. 27)
Drypoint, 1938, with rich tone, signed in pencil and inscribed 'épreuve spécial 1/4', one of four proofs on parchment before the numbered edition of 30 on Arches wove paper, engraved at Marcoussis' studio and printed by Lacourière, Paris, co-published by Pierre Loeb, Paris, and Pierre Matisse, New York, framed
plate: 345 by 233 mm 13⅝ by 9⅛ in
sheet: 457 by 357 mm 18 by 14 in
With full margins, the print is in good condition. (The sheet with very faint discoloration, a minor imperfection in the upper sheet edge at right and a slight ripple, likely inherent to media.)
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