This lyrical portrait of Marie-Thérèse Walter was made in 1934. A formal edition, however, only seems to have been contemplated eight years later in 1942 when this Bon á tirer impression was pulled by the famous printer Lacourière. According to Brigette Baer fifty-five impressions were printed at this time (presumably an edition of fifty and five artist’s proofs) but never signed, probably due to the disruptions of the war. It was only in 1981 that an edition was published posthumously by Galerie Louise Leiris, with facsimile stamped signatures. This signed proof impression, before steel-facing, is therefore of the utmost rarity.