Private Collection, Japan
1893 - 1983
SÉRIE NOIRE ET ROUGE: ONE PLATE (D. 35)
Etching printed in red and black, 1938, signed in pencil and numbered 20/30, 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: 169 by 257 mm 6⅝ by 10⅛ in
sheet: 326 by 442 mm 12⅞ by 17⅜ in
With full margins, the print is in good condition apart from very faint discoloration at the sheet edges, some minor traces of surface soiling and an inconspicuous crease in the upper left corner. The verso with spots of pale adhesive stain and associated minor skinning along the sheet edges.
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