Lot 34: MILTON AVERY, (AMERICAN, 1885-1965), "RECLINING NUDE"
December 6, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
1941, pencil signed and dated, numbered 48/100, with wide margins. Drypoint on wove paper.
image: 3 9/16 x 7 1/4 in. (9.1 x 18.5cm)
sheet: 13 x 14 13/16 in. (33 x 37.6cm)
With significant mat staining and light staining such as the sheet has been exposed through the mat. It is a beige color whereas the rest of the sheet is a creamy white. The sheet slightly rippled, with occasional soft handling creases, for example, an approx 1 inch soft handling crease beginning at upper right above the plate extending up from the letter M. WIth soft skinning and irregularity to the paper variously around the exterior edge of the plate mark. With two small faint fox marks in the bottom horizontal margin at the right. With faint black surface soiling at bottom right corner. Some very faint smudging (possibly finger prints) occassionally in the margins. Hinged to the support verso along the top edge with clear plastic tape.
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