London, South Kensington
25 October 2007
Le Petit Necessaire ou Almanach pour l' Année MDCCLXXXI orné de très belles figures. Amsterdam: chez J. V. Gulik, . 64 x 31mm. 6 double-page engraved plates. Contemporary russet morocco gilt with "Je Brule pour vous" stamped on covers around central heart motif, floral borders, gilt edges, russet morocco slipcase with 2 doves sitting on a classical urn. cf. Welsh 5584 (1782 edition). RARE.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately