DOROTHEA TANNING (1910 -2012)
EN CHAIR ET EN OR (6 PRINTS)
Six etchings and aquatints printed in colors, 1973, each signed in pencil, three numbered 53/100, two numbered 91/100 and one numbered 31/100, four on wove paper and two on japon nacré, framed (6 prints)
each sheet approx.: 16⅞ by 12¾ in. (43 by 32.5 cm)
framed: 20⅞ by 18⅜ in. (53 by 46.7 cm)
The prints are in good condition. One with a pinhole in each sheet corner, bottom left corner with a tiny associated loss to corner tip. The remaining five prints with two pinholes in the plate.
The first (numbered 31/100) with a few tiny rust flecks in the margins, a small spot of stray ink in upper left corner and slight creases in lower left corner.
The second (numbered 53/100) with a few tiny specks of discoloration in the margins, an inconspicuous handling crease in top margin, and the verso with a tiny spot of discoloration at lower right and a small skinned spot at upper left from prior hinging.
The third (numbered 53/100) with a small adhesive stain on verso at center and a vertical crease along lower left extreme sheet edge (measuring approx. 4 1/2 inches). (Tiny spot of skinning at bottom sheet edge verso.)
The fourth (numbered 53/100) with extremely pale discoloration in the margins and a few inconspicuous pressure marks in lower right margin.
The fifth (numbered 91/100) with a small stain in bottom margin at right and pale discoloration at sheet edges, visible primarily when light passes through the sheet. (A tiny speck of dried adhesive on verso at right extreme sheet edge.)
The sixth (numbered 91/100) with very pale mat-stain in the margins and pale discoloration at sheet edges verso. Two bands of very slight rubbing at top and bottom sheet edge on verso.
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