23 March 2010,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 5,250
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
Ben Nicholson (1894-1982)
Olympia (Lafranca 10)
etching printed in tone with aquatint and pale blue wash, 1965, an unrecorded proof impression, on wove paper, signed and dated '1967' in pencil, traces of a further signature just below the lower platemark, aside from the numbered edition of 60, with Lafranca's blindstamp, wide margins, a few foxmarks in the margins, faint time staining, unexamined out of the frame
P. 190 x 227mm., S. 265 x 320mm.
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