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    Sale 7712

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    8 April 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 28

    Jean Etienne Liotard

    Fumeurs flamands (T. 11; R., L. 525)

    Price Realised  

    Jean Etienne Liotard
    Fumeurs flamands (T. 11; R., L. 525)
    mezzotints with roulette, a unique set of the three recorded states, comprising an unfinished proof of the first state, a proof of the second state with the image complete but before titles (with the text in the artist's hand in pen and ink), and an impression of the third, final state, all in generally good condition, the first and third states trimmed inside the plate but outside the subject, generally in good condition; the second state with margins, an area of staining in the lower margin and some pale waterstaining at left, otherwise in good condition
    P. 375 x 268 mm., S. 410 x 280 mm. (and smaller) (3)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    An important group of prints by Jean Etienne Liotard from a private Swiss collection.