Lot 87: MARINO MARINI, (ITALIAN, 1901-1980), "MARINO FROM SHAKESPEARE I" PLATE 5
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
"MARINO FROM SHAKESPEARE I"
1977, pencil signed and numbered XIX/L (there was also an edition of 75 in Arabic numerals and 20 artist''s proofs), the full sheet, ZWR, London, publisher and with their blindstamp. Color etching, drypoint and aquatint on Arches (Guastalla calls for BFK Rives).
image: 18 1/2 x 12 13/16 in. (47 x 32.5cm)
sheet: 29 13/16 x 22 1/8 in. (75.7 x 56.2cm)
With light and mat staining, colors slightly attenuated. The sheet exhibits evidence of faint surface soiling variously throughout. With two areas of yellow-ish surface staining in the bottom right margin corner. With a faint stray pencil line at the bottom of the left vertical edge and occasional soft handling creases. For example, an approximately 4 inch horizontal soft handling crease extending from the plate edge outward into the margin at the upper right vertical plate edge. With several other soft handling creases in the same area measuring approx 1 inch to an 1 1/2. With a diagonal crease, approx 1 inch, in the upper horizontal margin at center above the approx 1 1/2 inches above the plate edge. The sheet is adhered to the support with white paper tape across the top horizontal edge recto. With faint surface soiling verso. Otherwise in fine condition.
*Arches watermark visible.
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