1869 - 1954
ODALISQUE COUCHÉE (D. 86)
Etching, 1923, signed in pencil and inscribed 'Essai', one of six impressions of this rare subject (only two were printed on wove), on Arches wove paper
plate: 200 by 298 mm 7⅞ by 11¾ in
sheet: 448 by 570 mm 17⅝ by 22⅜ in
With full margins, in good condition apart from pale uneven discoloration and some small associated fox marks, mostly in the margins and on the verso. A small semicircular crease at upper left of the image. (A printer's crease in lower margin at left.) Adhesive remnants associated with previous hinging along sheet edges, verso.
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