1881 - 1973
PICADOR ET TAUREAU (BLOCH 907; BAER 1229)
Linoleum cut printed in black and shades of brown, 1959, signed in pencil and numbered 4/50 (total edition includes 20 artist’s proofs), on Arches wove paper, printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, published in 1960 by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, framed
image: 532 by 643 mm 20⅞ by 25¼ in
framed: 783 by 932 mm 30¾ by 36¾ in
With margins, in good condition apart from pale uneven discoloration in the margins and foxing on the verso, not showing through. Remains from prior hinges at top corners verso, pressing through slightly. (Crease in bottom left corner and a few inconspicuous handling creases. A spot of stray ink in lower right margin.)
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