Zao Wou-Ki (Zhao Wuji)
A: LES GRANDES BAIGNEUSES; B: MARINE, SEASCAPE [TWO WORKS]
A: signed in pinyin and Chinese, dated 53 and dedicated to Nesto Gacometti; Galerie F. Hessler label affixed on the reverse
B: signed in pinyin and Chinese and numbered 19/55; Galerie F. Hessler label affixed on the reverse
A: executed in 1953, this work is an exclusive edition.
B: executed in 1952, this work is number 19 from an edition of 55.
A: 45 by 59 cm. 17 3/4 by 23 1/4 in.
B: 40 by 54.5 cm. 15 3/4 by 21 1/2 in.
Private European Collection
A: Paris, National Library of France, Zao Wou-Ki: Estampes et Livres illustrés, June 3 - August 24, 2008
A and B: Yves Rivière, ed., Zao Wou-ki: Prints 1937-1974, Arts et Métiers Graphiques, Paris, 1975, plate 76 (B), 85 (A), p. (B) 47 and p. (A) 53
A and B: Jørgen Ågerup, ed., Zao Wou-Ki: The Graphic Work, A Catalogue of Raisonné, Edition Heeds & Moestrup, Copenhagen, 1995, plate 74 (B), 83 (A), p. (B) 53 and p. (A) 59, illustrated in colour
A: Céline Chicha & Marie Minssieux-Chamonard & Hélène Trespeuch, ed., Zao Wou-Ki: Estampes et Livres illustrés, National Library of France, Paris, 2008, plate 16, p. 63, illustrated in colour