Aux petits agneaux, 1971
1891 - 1976
Aux petits agneaux, 1971
Book in folio, folded and unbound with 20 lithographs in-text on Vélin d'Arches; accompanied by the additional suite of 19 lithographs hors-text in colors on Japanese paper
The book signed by the artist and the author in pencil, numbered 87 from an edition of 101;
each lithograph from the suite signed and numbered 87/101
In its original burnt umber cloth-covered clam-shell portfolio, title embossed on the spine
33 x 25,5 cm (sheet); 37,5 x 27,5 cm (portfolio)
This work is in very good condition. The portfolio presents some very light and superficial surface rubbing along the spine and on the covers. The book is in very good condition, the untrimmed and full margin paper sheets well preserved. Some localized oxidation and a discrete transfer of ink visible on the reverse of the engravings. The suite is in very good condition showing no signs of paper aging or color fading.
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Private collection, Switzerland
Werner Spies & Helmut R. Leppien, Max Ernst, Oeuvre - Katalog, Das Graphische Werk, Houston, Menil Foundation & Köln, Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, 1975, no. 196, I-XX