Lot 30: JOAN MIRÓ, (SPANISH, 1893-1983), "LE COURTISAN GROTESQUE" PLATE 11
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"LE COURTISAN GROTESQUE"
1974, signed in black crayon and pencil numbered 5/12 (the total edition was 110), Iliazd, Paris, publisher. Color etching and aquatint on Japan.
sheet: 16 x 22 1/2 in. (40.6 x 57.1cm)
The colors are fresh. The sheet ver gently toned. Soft rippling throughout, although more concentrated along the upper sheet edges. An occasionl fox mark evident in the uninked areas. Minor rubbing and attendant faint soiling along the extreme bottom left sheet edge. The sheet possibly trimmed slightly, for example, the deckled edge possibly trimmed along the right side of the bottom edge (the right-most 9 inches of the bottom sheet lacking deckle). Also, Dupin calls for sheet measuring 17 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. Minor rubbing to the surface in two places in the uninked area at upper center. This is rather unobtrusive. Hinged with linen tabs, each measuring 1 x 1/2 inch in three places at the reverse of the upper sheet edge. The upper edge slightly notched, approx. 2 mm, 8 inches from the upper left sheet corner. Otherwise in good condition.
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