1906 - 1965
UNTITLED (NOT IN SCHWARTZ)
Etching, circa 1936, inscribed in pencil 'by David Smith made at Atelier 17 - Paris '36', one of a small number of proofs of this rare, unrecorded image (it was never published), on wove paper, unframed
plate: 99 by 88 mm 3⅞ by 3½ in
sheet approx.: 252 by 160 mm 10 by 6¼ in
The print is in generally good condition, with wide margins (the right sheet edge uneven). Some faint toning and spots of surface soiling and stray ink in the margins. The sheet edges with a few small nicks and dents and a 1/4 inch tear. Two small areas of thinned spots and a few tiny spots of discoloration in the upper margin. A tiny, inconspicuous break in the paper at the upper right corner of the plate mark. The verso with a few spots of stray ink and narrow remnants of previous hinging along the upper sheet edge.
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