1881 - 1973
COUPLE ET FLÛTISTES AU BORD D'UN LAC (BACCHANALE) (BLOCH 930; BAER 1259)
Linoleum cut printed in colors, 1959, signed in pencil and numbered 18/50 (total edition includes approximately 20 artist's proofs), on Arches wove paper, printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, France, published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, framed
image: 526 by 635 mm 20¾ by 25 in
sheet: 618 by 748 mm 24¼ by 29⅜ in
With full margins, in good condition apart from a tiny repaired tear in bottom sheet edge at left with an associated small crease and a few small, inconspicuous ink cracks, most apparent in the tree at lower right. Faint mat-stain in the margins and pale uneven discoloration on the verso. (A flattened diagonal crease in lower right margin and two small handling creases in the brown.)
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